Primula mistassinica

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Primula mistassinica
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula
P. mistassinica
Binomial name
Primula mistassinica

Primula mistassinica, also known as Mistassini primrose, Lake Mistassini primrose or bird's-eye primrose, is a flowering herb of the genus Primula.[1][2] The specific name refers to Lake Mistassini in Quebec, Canada.[2] It is native to the northeastern United States and much of Canada.[3]

Although it is the most widespread species of North American primroses,[4] P. mistassinica is considered rare or imperiled in many parts of its range.[3] Its rarity is often related to its restrictive habit requirements, particularly toward the southern extent of its range.[5] Habitats for this plant include damp cliffs, marshes, bogs, and the shores of lakes and rivers.[2][5]


  1. ^ "Primula mistassinica". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ a b c "Primula mistassinica (Lake Mistassini primrose)". Go Botany. New England Wildflower Society. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b NatureServe (2014). "Comprehensive Report Species: Primula mistassinica". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ Kelso, Sylvia (2009). "Primula mistassinica". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 8. New York and Oxford. Retrieved February 19, 2015 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  5. ^ a b New York Natural Heritage Program. "Bird's-eye Primrose Guide". Retrieved February 17, 2015.