Stuart's Primrose
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Stuart's Primrose
P Native Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Stuart's Primrose
Botanical name: Primula stuartii    Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)

Stuart's Primrose is a perennial herb with yellow flowers 2-3 cm across, most often with rounded, prominently toothed petals, many in a loose umbel, or sometimes with two superposed umbels, borne on a flowering stem 20-40 cm tall. Flower tube is generally longer than the calyx. Sepals are lanceshaped, up to 1 cm long, bracts awl-shaped. Flower-stalks are up to 2.5 cm long. Calyx, bracts and flowers are densely yellow-powdery. Leaves are lanceshaped, 10-30 cm long, sharply toothed, yellow-powdery on the underside, narrowed to a sheathing leaf-stalk. Stuart's Primrose is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to Sikkim, at altitudes of 3600-4500. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed beyong Tsomgo lake, Sikkim.

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