Primula species

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Scientific Name Primula angustifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
PRAN
Common Name Alpine Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
24017
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine; tundra and rocky locations.
Plant: Very short, erect perennial 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches tall, single stems or clumps.
Leaves: Basal linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate leaves 3/4 to 2 inches long, fleshy, smooth.
Inflorescence: One or two deep pink flowers 1/2 to 3/4 inch across with yellow centers and 5 notched petals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of Colorado Field Guide" by Mammoser and Tekiela, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Primula parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol
PRPA
Common Name Parry's Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
24029
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; moist areas along streams, in meadows and around boulders.
Plant: Erect perennial with stout, leafless stems 6 to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves broadly oblanceolate to elliptic leaves up to 13+ inches long, fleshy, smooth, smelly.
Inflorescence: Umbel of 3 to 20 flowers, each 1/2 to 1 inch across, on arching pedicels up to 4 inches long with 5 notched deep pink petals and yellow centers.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Primula pauciflora ssp. pauciflora (Dodecatheon pulchellum) USDA PLANTS Symbol
DOPU
Common Name Shootingstar, Dark-throat Shootingstar ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
836310
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine; meadows, aspen and spruce forests.
Plant: Erect perennial with slender, leafless stems 4 to 26 inches tall.
Leaves: Upright basal leaves in a rosette, broadly oblanceolate to elliptic up to 14 inches long.
Inflorescence: Umbel of 2 to 15 downward-pointing bright pink/magenta flowers on arching pedicels; each about 1-1/2 inches long, with reflexed (bent-back) petals exposing a yellow-to-purplish tube of fused stamens forming a downward pointing beak.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel,and "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
Colorado Status
Native


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