Capitata Primrose
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Capitata Primrose
ative Photo: Ramesh Kadyan
Common name: Capitata Primrose
Botanical name: Primula capitata    Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Synonyms: Primula crispata, Primula mooreana

Capitata Primrose is a tiny primrose which bears purple-blue flowers in a small head atop a slender stem up to 30 tall. Flowers are stalkless, 8 mm long and 5 mm across, and open in succession. Sepal cup is white-powdery, and the petals are spreading, notched at the tip. Leaves are oblong, toothed, rounded or pointed at the tip. Capitata Primrose is found in the Himalayas, from E. Nepal to NE India, at altitudes of 2800-4300 m. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: Navendu Pagé Photographed in Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim.

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