Primula denticulate: Drumstick primerose

Primula denticulata [drumstick primrose] is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to moist alpine regions of Asia, from Afghanistan to south eastern Tibet, Burma/Myanmar and China. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 45 cm [18 in] tall and wide, with rosettes of oval leaves and sturdy stems bearing spherical umbels of purple flowers.

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The specific epithet denticulata means “small-toothed”, referring to the serrated leaf edges. Primula denticulata is known to contain the contact allergens primin and other quinoid compounds.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130414

Source: Wikipedia

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