Calflora
Taxon  Report   13224    
Primula fragrans  Mast & Reveal
Scented shooting star
Primula fragrans
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Primula fragrans
© © 2002 Hartmut Wisch
Primula fragrans
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Primula fragrans, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Primula fragrans
© 2002 Hartmut Wisch
Family: PRIMULACEAE  
Genus: Primula
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

ICPN accepted name:
Dodecatheon redolens

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Dodecatheon redolens
ICPN: Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens
More information about  Primula fragrans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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