7 responses to “Primula tetrandra”

  1. C

    Thank you for the link to the Buzz Polination video. Such a lovely flower!

  2. Clement F Kent

    Great picture. Here in Toronto, I grow Dodecatheon meadia in my bog garden. I have no difficulty dividing the small offsets at the edges of the rosette in spring, but haven’t observed seedlings. Do Dodecatheons need to cross pollinate? And have gardeners observed how long from seedling to flowering size? Some online sources say several years…

  3. Eric Turk, PhD

    Stunning! Stunningly beautiful

  4. Nadia

    beautiful flower and excellent photo

  5. Mary Minton

    When did this change from being a dodecatheon to a primula? And who makes those decisions? I am often caught up short by the mysterious (to me) changes on plant taxonomy. Does the name-changing entity post its revisions somewhere?

    1. Tierney R Rosenstock

      There are a lot of factors that go into plant taxonomy and different taxonomists have different opinions on how to split or lump things together, but a lot of recent name changes (in the last decade or so) are a result of DNA analysis. Key Gardens maintains a taxonomic list for all plant species world wide that includes synonyms http://www.theplantlist.org/. According to The Plant List, Primula tetrandra is not a sysnonym for Dodecatheon meadia. It is a synonym for Dodecatheon jeffreyi, which is the current accepted name http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2773707.

      Hope that helps!

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