Family: Primulaceae Vent.
Primula cuneifolia
Distribution: Amphiberingian species – northeastern Asia (from Hokkaido through the Kuril Islands, Sakhalin and Magadan to Kamchatka and Chukotka), Alaska and British Columbia (south to Vancouver Island). The two subspecies are distinguished – P. c. subsp. cuneifolia occurs in Japan, southeastern Siberia, Kamtschatka, and the western Aleutian Islands, P. c. subsp. saxifragifolia occurs throughout the rest of Alaska and in Canada.
Ecology: Moist meadows and rocky slopes, along streams and rivers, at elevations from sea level to 1500 m asl. It blooms from June to August.
Primula cuneifolia
Description: Perennial herbs, 10–15(–30) cm tall. Basal leaves form a single rosette, petiolate, broadly cuneate, 1–6 cm long and 0.8–1 cm wide, margins coarsely dentate, apex obtuse, glabrous or glandular, efarinose. Inflorescences 1–9-flowered; involucral bracts unequal; flowers heterostylous or homostylous; calyx tubular, 4–6 mm long; corolla rose-pink, tube 4–6 mm, glandular, limb 10–25 mm diam., lobes 5–10 mm. The fruits are globose capsules.
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Primula cuneifolia
These images were taken in Russia, Kamchatka Peninsula, Jelizovskij rajon, Mutnovsky Volcano (July 20, 2008).