Fun Facts about the Primrose Family:

> Did you know that the Primrose is a symbol of Spring and Easter?
    That is why it is named the Primrose. In Latin, Primus means first, and the Primrose is the
    first to bloom in spring.


>Did you know Primrose Day is April 19?
     This is the anniversary of the death of Benjamin Disraeli    
     (April 19,1881) whose favorite flower was the Primrose.

 >Did you know the Primrose is believed to be a magical flower? 
     The Germans thought that the first girl to find a Primrose on
     Easter would marry that year.

>Did you know that the Evening Primrose can be made into an oil to help skin disorders?
    Eczema, psoriasis, and acne are some disorders that can be cured by this oil. The oil may also
    be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer.

 >Did you know the ancient Greeks named the Primrose plant “dodecatheon”?
    Dodecatheon is translated to “flower of the 12 gods.” The Greeks believed the Primrose had
    great healing power, and that it was able to conquer many diseases that could not be healed by
    other herbs. One of which was paralysis.

>Did you know Volcanologists have discovered that certain Primroses open up their petals as if  
    by command before a volcanic eruption?  

>Did you know the Primrose plant is used in food?
    Some kinds of beverages and teas are made from dried plants.
    The young Primrose leaves are used in salads. Also, relishes can
    be made from its roots.

     "There is no love sincerer than the
      love of food" -George Bernard Shaw


One day the apostle Paul, the heavenly doorkeeper who mans the gates of Heaven, was very tired and dozed off. He did not notice when his keys slipped from his hands and flew down to Earth. Upon waking a little later, he saw that his gold keys were lying on the ground, and immediately sent an angel after them. The angel brought them back, but in the place where the heavenly keys had rested, there were now Primroses growing.

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