ABOUT LISA BERRY
Brown's or Wild Peony
Great Red Paintbrush
Little Elephant's Head
Red Mountain Heather
Sierra Shooting Star
Scientific Name: Primula suffrutescens
Common Name: Sierra Primrose
Color: Bright Pink with a Yellow center.
Description: Flowers grow from a basal rosette of toothed, spoon-shaped leaves and cluster atop a leafless stem. The five heart-shaped petals of each flower unite in a yellow tube.
Habitat: Moist, rocky slopes and ledges.
Comments: These cheery, erect flowers often face north. Particularly wet seasons can produce alluring swaths of bright pink. The genus name, "primula" means "first" and refers to the flower's early blooming cycle.