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Primula suffrutescens (Sierra primrose)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Primula suffrutescens

Primula suffrutescens A. Gray

Sierra primrose

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

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USDA Symbol: PRSU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Leafless stalks growing above mats of basal leaf rosettes and topped by 2-9 deep pink to reddish-lavender flowers in an umbel.

This plant is extremely small and often overlooked, but it is one of our handsomest native species.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: Mountains of northern California south through Sierra Nevada.
Native Habitat: Rocky areas at high elevations.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Primula suffrutescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Primula suffrutescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Primula suffrutescens

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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