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Primrose, Primula vulgaris

Family of primulaceae

Everybody knows primroses, which start to flower in February and until all the month of April they gladden the humid meadows with their pale yellow colour. Primrose deserves the Honour to represent the Spring, whose name in French derives from primrose (printemps).

In Mugello this plant is very common, it has medical properties as its roots are relaxing, diuretic and laxative. It seems that its juice represents a good remedy against headache of nervous origin. Flowers and leaves are edible and they can be used in salads, furthermore flowers can be used to decorate fruit-salad or jelly fruits.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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