Primula angustifolia

(Alpine Primrose)

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Primula angustifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 6243

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Primula angustifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 6261

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Primula angustifolia, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 0946

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Primula angustifolia, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 0962

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Primula angustifolia, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 6844

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: Montane to alpine (9500 to 14500 ft.); rocky locations, tundra.
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.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "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.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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