Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Primula mistassinica Michx. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Asa Thoresen

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James R. Sime

Janice Stiefel
Family Primulaceae
Primula mistassinica Michx.
bird's-eye primrose, Lake Mistassini primrose
Primula: diminutive of primus, referring to early spring flowering of true primrose
mistassinica: of Lake Mistassini
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 1"-10" tall forb
Flower: pink to whitish with a yellow "eye", 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide, funnel-shaped, petals 2-lobed, stamens shorter than the petals; inflorescence with 1-10 flowers in an umbel-like cluster on a 10" stalk; blooms May-June
Leaf:basal, underside covered with white to yellow powder; oblong or with a wider, rounded tip and tapering to the base
Habitat: rocks, cliffs, shores; in gravelly, rocky, limy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Primula intercedens Fernald
Primula mistassinica Michx. var. intercedens (Fernald) B.Boivin
Primula mistassinica Michx. var. mistassinica
Primula mistassinica Michx. var. noveboracensis Fernald

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