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Himalayan meadow Primrose

Posted by
Rookie (Thimphu, Bhutan) on 1 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This picture was taken along the Jumolhari trek route.
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Common name: Himalayan Meadow Primrose
Botanical name: Primula rosea
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)

It’s impossible to miss this species when it’s in bloom. It is a plant of damp places, snow-melts and stream-sides in the Himalayas. The flowers emerge in early spring before the leaves and are a pretty vivid rose-pink, with a yellow eye. The flowers occur in a compact umbel carried on top of stem 3-10 cm tall. Leaves are obovate, finely toothed. Flowers are 1-2 cm across, with deeply notched petals. Occurs at altitudes of 2700-4000 m. Flowering: June-August.

info source: flowersofindia.net

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