Primula edgeworthii Pax, Pflanzenr. IV, 237: 41 1905.; 
 
Blue to Lilac flowers with an orange yellow eye with white border. Petals varying from entire to deeply cut into long teeth. Calyx broadly cylindrical, lobes broad, blunt or acute with farina. Leaves spathulate entire greyish green and without farina. Later leaves toothed; fruiting stem elongating
 

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Primula edgeworthii (Hook.f.) Pax from Uttarakhand : Attachments (1).  4 posts by 4 authors.
Primula edgeworthii is a small, delicate, perennial alpine primrose, less common in alpine zones of Uttarakhand. It is photographed less as it blooms within few weeks of snow melt on steep slopes.
The flowering is so early because it is able to form flower bud at the end of growing season (October) which remains dormant but immediately after snow thawing it enlarges to bloom. The plant is almost without aerial stem and solitary flowers are born on short axillary scapes making a truss of flowers just above the leaves.
The Himalaya is known for largest number of Primroses (Primula species) of which many are endemic. One of the richest valley for primroses is known as ‘Primula Valley’ in Darma area of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.


Lovely picture and nice information … thanks a lot.. I think you have identified mine, shot from Gori valley area… I am posting them again in the old thread.. hoping for confirmation…


Very interesting and my second love Primulas :). I have some close shots from Sikkim.

Yes this seems to fit well what was known as Primula edgeworthii.  For some years I have known it as P.nana but that does not seem to be an accepted name in ‘The Plant List’ so must check the current nomenclature – unless anyone can tell me?
Regardless of the current name, this species is known from Himachal Pradesh through Uttarakhand to Central Nepal. Moist woods, especially near water @ 2000-3700m.

Primula edgeworthii (Hook. f.) Pax
Photographed from below Tungnath mountain in Uttarakhand. Pl. validate


Yeas Sir, It is Primula edgeworthii. 


 

 

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Primula edgeworthii from Himachal [Narkanda-Hatu, Shimla; 2800 m asl]
The colour variation is mainly due to ambient light conditions.  

This Edgeworth’ Primula is simply superb. A steep slope embellished with rosettes of this is a treat to watch after snow melt. I have seen it few times in Tungnath, Kedarnath, Khalya top ad few other alpine zones in Uttarakhand.


Thanks …, 
It indeed is a hill beauty to marvel at. It is one of the three common Primula species that come to flowering at snow melt (on Rohtang slopes) – the other two being Primula denticulata and Primula rosea. Thanks for adding to the info.


Primula edgeworthii
Treasure to watch. As said by … a very distinctive species.

Blue to Lilac flowers with an orange yellow eye with white border. Petals varying from entire to deeply cut into long teeth. Calyx broadly cylindrical, lobes broad, blunt or acute with farina. Leaves spathulate entire greyish green and without farina. Later leaves toothed; fruiting stem elongating.


Yes this seems to fit well what was known as Primula edgeworthii.  For some years I have known it as P.nana but that does not seem to be an accepted name in ‘The Plant List’ so must check the current nomenclature – unless anyone can tell me?
Regardless of the current name, this species is known from Himachal Pradesh through Uttarakhand to Central Nepal. Moist woods, especially near water @ 2000-3700m.
I saw this species in the Narkanda area in the early 1990s.


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Plumbaginaceae, Primulaceae & Myrsinaceae Fortnight 1-14June2014: Primula edgeworthii from Uttarakhand_DSR_19 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1). 
Primula edgeworthii (Hook.f.) Pax is a beautiful alpine Primula flowering after snowmelt on steep slopes.
Shot near Khalya Top Munsyari, Uttarakhand


Very good photographs …, we had photographed one above Chopta but unfortunately it was not flowering very well.


Yes this seems to fit well what was known as Primula edgeworthii.  For some years I have known it as P.nana but that does not seem to be an accepted name in ‘The Plant List’ so must check the current nomenclature – unless anyone can tell me?
Regardless of the current name, this species is known from Himachal Pradesh through Uttarakhand to Central Nepal. Moist woods, especially near water @ 2000-3700m.


 

 

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NSD-7 April 2013, Primula edgeworthii : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
seen this Primula edgeworthii 

during my Chopta Uttarakhand 9 April 2013
Hope ID is correct, pl validate……….


I cannot confirm the id due to lack of knowledge, but this could not refrain me from appreciating the beauty of this species as well as the quality of image recorded. Thanks … for sharing.


Thanks, …  May also check with images at the page in efi site. 


I think matches with images at Primula edgeworthii


 

 
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