Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Primulaceae: Primrose

Leaves undivided and simple; opposite, whorled or basal. 1 stamen opposite each petal (Trientalis stamen is from center of petal). All flowers with forward facing petals except Shooting Star (Dodecatheon) whose petals flare upwards and the stamens unite to form a beak. One style and 1 stigma.
Flower Formula:  Sepals 5; Petals (5) Glossary

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Anagallis
pimpernel
1 Photo of Anagallis Leaves along stem, opposite or several whorls. Flowers not yellow. Images   Information
Androsace
rock-jasmine
1 Photo of Androsace Leaves basal rosette. Petals equal or shorter than sepals. Images   Information
Dodecatheon
American cowslip, shooting-star
2 Photo of Dodecatheon Leaves basal rosette. Petals pointing upward. Images   Information
Lysimachia
loosestrife
14 Photo of Lysimachia Leaves along stem. When leaves opposite or several whorls then flowers yellow. When leaves alternate then flowers not yellow. Images   Information
Primula
cowslip, primrose
1 Photo of Primula Leaves basal rosette. Petals longer than sepals. Images   Information
Samolus
brookweed, water pimpernel
1 Photo of Samolus Leaves along stem, alternate. Flowers never yellow. Images   Information
Trientalis
chickweed, starflower
1 Photo of Trientalis Leaves along stem in single whorl. Images   Information


         
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