Cowslip an early bloomer on Vancouver Island. Old myths claimed that fairies sought refuge inside cowslips in times of danger. The next time I have to trim the grass around the herb demonstration gardens with the stinky, noisy, old weed eater, I’ll check for any unusual mythical activity in the Cowslip patch…. now that would be a REALLY amazing day on the herb farm ! Cowslips have a long history of medicinal use and as an ingredient in magic potions. They are also know as St. Peter’s Keys, Palsywort, Cowslop, Fair Bells, Fairy Cup, Password, Peggle, and Keys of Heaven. Click on the image for information on the magickal properties of Cowslip.