Primula parryi

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Primula parryi
Primula parryi.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula
Species: P. parryi
Binomial name
Primula parryi
A. Gray

Primula parryi (Parry's primrose) is a herbaceous perennial native to wet areas from the subalpine zone to alpine tundra in the Rocky Mountains from Montana to Arizona and New Mexico.

whole plant

Flowers are magenta with yellow eyes. In the high mountains, they bloom in summer; at lower elevations, in late spring.

The whole plant has a skunklike smell.

Asa Gray named Parry's primrose for Charles Christopher Parry, who discovered it in 1861. Parry had previously named Grays Peak after him.[1]


  1. ^ Houk, Rose (1987). Wildflowers of the American West. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. ISBN 0-87701-424-8. 

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