Botanical name: Primula wollastonii Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Wollaston's Primrose is a distinctive perennial herb with umbels of light or dark purple, or blue drooping bell-shaped fragrant flowers on stem up to 20 cm. Leaves are in a compact rosette, inverted lanceshaped to obovate. toothed, densely hairy, with powdery coating on the underside. Flowers are up to 2 cm long, shallow-lobed. Sepal cup is cup-shaped, with triangular pointed sepals.It is named for Alexander Frederick Richmond ("Sandy") Wollaston, 20th century British explorer and naturalist. Wollaston's Primrose is found in the Himalayas, from C Nepal to NE India, at altitudes of 3700-4900 m. Flowering: June-July.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
The flower labeled Wollaston's Primrose is ...