Primula parryi

(Parry's Primrose)

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Primula parryi, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 2232

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Primula parryi, Shrine Ridge Trail, Eagle Co. 6950

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Primula parryi, Straight Creek Trail, Summit Co. 5048

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Primula parryi, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 6767

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Primula parryi, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 6756

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Primula parryi, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 6071

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Primula parryi, Indian Peaks, Boulder Co. 6413

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Primula parryi, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 0734

Scientific Name Primula parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol PRPA
Common Name Brook Primrose, Parry's Primrose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24029
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9200 to 14000 ft.); moist areas along streams, in meadows and around boulders.
Plant: Erect perennial with stout, leafless stems 6 to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves broadly oblanceolate to elliptic leaves up to 13+ inches long, fleshy, smooth, smelly.
Inflorescence: Umbel of 3 to 20 flowers, each 1/2 to 1 inch across, on arching pedicels up to 4 inches long with 5 notched deep pink petals and yellow centers.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

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Colorado Status:
Native

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