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 Alpine life zone; short, erect perennial 2 to 4 inches tall; basal elliptical leaves 1/2 to 2 inches long, fleshy, covered with fine hair; bright pink flowers 1/2 to 3/4 inch across with yellow center and 5 notched petals. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of Colorado Field Guide" by Mammoser and Tekiela 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 Alpine and subalpine life zones, moist areas; erect perennial 10 to 15 inches tall; basal, lance-shaped, thick leaves 4 to 12 inches long; deep pink flowers 1/2 to 1 inch across with yellow center and 5 notched petals, arranged in clusters at top of stem. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of Colorado Field Guide" by Mammoser and Tekiela 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 Foothills to subalpine life zones; erect perennial, slender leafless stems 6 to 12 inches tall; upright basal rosette leaves, broadly lance-shaped; clusters of downward-pointing bright pink/magenta flowers, 1-1/2 inches long, with reflexed (bent-back) petals exposing a yellow stamen tube forming a downward pointing beak. Descr. excerpt from "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier. Colorado Status
Native


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