Plant species

Primula pedemontana

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Primula pedemontana (Gaudin)
Piedmonts' primrose
Rock wings
June - July
Subalpine, Alpine

The Piedmont’s primrose is endemic to the Alps, where it grows in siliceous and rocky environments. Its distribution in the Aoste Valley is complementary to its cousin Primula hirsuta, but in the Gran Paradiso Park it is Primula pedemontana that is found. It has been reported up to 2840 meters high. It is easily recognizable to the red pedicle glands that form a line of hairs on the edge of the leaf. In spring, it blooms in an umbel of purple flowers with a white heart.

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