White Sikkim Primrose
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White Sikkim Primrose
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: White Sikkim Primrose
Botanical name: Primula sikkimensis var. hopeana    Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Synonyms: Primula hopeana, Primula ioessa var. hopeana

White Sikkim Primrose is a rosette-forming, deciduous species with oblong to lance-shaped, elliptical or oblong to inversely lance-shaped, toothed leaves. Numerous, pendent, funnel-shaped cream flowers are borne in umbels atop flowering stems that range between 60 and 90 cm tall. This is a hardy species and it can grow in a moist, humusy soil in both partial shade and almost full shade. It flowers in July just as the Meconopsis have finished flowering. Native to Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim.

Identification credit: Navendu Pagé Photographed enroute to Sangetsar Lake, Arunachal Pradesh.

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