• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Cal campanulate to tubular, 5-lobed, persistent; cor funnelform or salverform, the tube longer than the cal (in our spp.), the lobes retuse or 2-lobed; stamens included, borne on the cor-tube; filaments very short; capsule 5-valved at the tip; scapose perennials, the often large and showy fls in a terminal umbel or head, or in successive whorls on the lfless scape, and subtended by small or leafy bracts. 200, N. Hemisphere.

  • Discussion

    In addition to the following spp., P. veris L., the English cowslip, with yellow fls and somewhat inflated cal, occasionally escapes in the n. part of our range.

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