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Primula angustifolia (Alpine primrose)
Cressler, Alan

Primula angustifolia

Primula angustifolia Torr.

Alpine Primrose, Fairy Primrose

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Fairy Primrose is a member of the family Primulaceae. Primroses are leafy herbs usually with showy flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug



National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Research Literature

Reslit 373 - Growth of Chickasaw Plum in Oklahoma (2008) S. W. Dunkin, F. S. Guthery and R. E. Will
Reslit 680 - Hosts of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar (Coleoptera : Curculionidae), in Central Georgia (2006) D. Jenkins, T. Cottrell, D. Horton, A. Hodges and ...
Reslit 1223 - Postestablishment landscape performance of Florida native and exotic shrubs under irrigated and nonirrigated conditions (2008) S. M. Scheiber, E. F. Gilman, D. R. Sandrock, M. P...
Reslit 1267 - Control of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar, with entomopathogenic nematodes: Effects of application timing, alternate host plant, and nematode strain (2008) D. I. Shapiro-Ilan, R. F. Mizell, T. E. Cottrell a...
Reslit 2010 - 'AU-Cherry' Plum (1991) J. D. Norton, G. E. Boyhan, D. A. Smith and B. R. ...
Reslit 2011 - 'AU-Rosa' Plum (1991) J. D. Norton, G. E. Boyhan, D. A. Smith and B. R. ...

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-04-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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