Wollaston's Primrose   
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Wollaston's Primrose
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Wollaston's Primrose
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
Photographed enroute to Bumla Pass, Arunachal Pradesh.
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