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Primula angustifolia (Alpine primrose)
Cressler, Alan

Primula angustifolia

Primula angustifolia Torr.

Alpine Primrose, Fairy Primrose

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)


USDA Symbol: pran

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
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Petals occasionally white.



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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

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: 2023-02-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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