Primrose Tattoos Woburn MA
Primrose Flower Tattoos - The common name is primrose, or occasionally common primrose or English primrose to distinguish it from other Primula species also called primroses.It is a herbaceous perennial plant, low growing, to 10-30 cm tall, with a basal rosette of leaves. The leaves are 5-25 cm long and 2-6 cm broad with an irregularly crenate to dentate margin, and a usually short leaf stem. The flowers are 2-4 cm in diameter, borne singly on a slender stem, pale yellow, white, red, or purple, actinomorphic with a superior ovary which later forms a capsule which opens by valves to release the small black seeds.
The flowers are hermaphrodite but heterostylous; individual plants bear either pin flowers (with the capita of the style prominent) or thrum flowers (with the stamens prominent). Fertilisation can only take place between pin and thrum flowers. Pin-to-pin and thrum-to-thrum pollination is ineffective.
An offering of the tiny primrose was a symbol of first love, and was the sacred flower of Freya, the Norse goddess of love.
It flowers in early spring, one of the earliest spring flowers in much of Europe. ("Primrose" is ultimately from Old French primerose or medieval Latin prima rosa, meaning first "rose".) In appropriate conditions, it can cover the ground in open woods and shaded hedgerows.
The primrose was Benjamin Disraeli's favourite flower, and the Primrose League was given its name in honour of this....