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Parry’s Primrose

A vivid magenta or red flower with 5 petals and yellow centers. The 1 inch flowers sit atop a smooth simple stem up to 16 inches in height. The leaves are bright green, basal and widen at the ends. These flowers love wet marshy areas and are often found near streams and riverbanks. If you touch it, it has a distinctly foul odor.

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Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Primula parryi
Native:Yes
Growing Season:In the high altitude areas, they bloom in summer. At lower elevations, in late spring only
Soil Type:Wet areas, near water sources
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Habitat:Subalpine to Alpine
Family:Primrose