Edgeworth's Primrose
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Edgeworth's Primrose
ative Photo: Ishwari Datt Rai
Common name: Edgeworth's Primrose
Botanical name: Primula edgeworthii    Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)

Edgeworth's Primrose is a plant with blue, lilac or white flowers, with an orange-yellow eye with a white border, up to 3 cm across. Petals vary from almost entire to deeply cut into long teeth. Sepal cup is broadly cylindrical, with broad sepals, blunt or pointed, with powdery stuff on them. Leaves are spoon-shaped, entire, grayish-green, up to 5 cm at flowering, becoming larger, green and without powdery stuff. Later leaves are toothed. Edgeworth's Primrose is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to C. Nepal, at altitudes of 2100-3600 m. Flowering: April-May.

Identification credit: Ishwari Datt Rai Photographed in Sirmaur Distt, Himachal Pradesh.

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