(The "Swallow," so called because the flowers appear with the swallows.) Family, Poppy. Color, yellow. Sepals, 2, soon falling. Petals, 4. Stamens, many. Style, prominent. Pod, 2-valved, long, thin, on slender stalks, valves splitting from below and opening upward. Stigmas, 2. Leaves, thin, pinnately divided, often twice, with the divisions lobed, crenate, 4 to 8 inches long, light green, hairy.
This is a small-flowered, imported plant found around country gardens. It takes root easily in stone walls or sterile soil, and blossoms cheerily beside the garden-paths.
The stems are full of a yellowish acid juice. Flowers in a small umbel.
" Long as there's a sun that sets, Primroses will have their glory; Long as there are violets,
They will have a place in story; There's a flower that shall be mine - 'Tis the little celandine."