Primroses have long captured the attention of gardeners and scientists, artists and poets. Abundant, edible, and beneficial for many ailments, they have supported civilization’s social and cultural foundations. Bringing together facts, folklore, and images, Primrose tells the story of the flower’s success. (Reaktion, 2019)
Elizabeth Lawson '72 is a naturalist and writer and holds a doctorate in botany. She lives in Ithaca, New York.