Watt's Primrose
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Watt's Primrose
P Native Photo: Tabish
Common name: Watt's Primrose
Botanical name: Primula wattii    Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)

Watt's Primrose is distinguished by the violet flowers with cut lobes and calyx and with a powdery eye. The flowering stem is hairless and powdery and the leaves are hairy on both sides and powdery. Leaves are 2.5-6 x 1-2.5cm, blunt, base broadly narrowed, margin coarsely toothed, with long white hairs on both surfaces. Flowering stem is 7-13 cm in flower, up to 20 cm in fruit, hairless, bearing a head of 5-10 flowers. Calyx is 7-9 mm, flowers purple, 1.3-1.5 cm broad, with white powdery throat, petals oblong, 4-5 mm long, irregularly toothed or fringed. Watt's Primrose is found in Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan, N Myanmar, SE Tibet, at altitudes of

Identification credit: K.C. Pradhan Photographed enroute to Bumla Pass, Arunachal Pradesh.

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