The cowslip is a warm, secure and kind-hearted individual. As one of spring’s firstlings, its bright yellow colour splendour lights up its surroundings, ‘from the swallow’s arrival to the fir tree blossoms’, as Linnaeus wrote in 1755. The cowslip is practical and reliable and thrives in the semi-shade. It has a rich inner life where it stores information about the outside world. Harmony, kindness and cooperation is important to it.