Primrose family plants characteristics
The Primrose family – primulaceae- comprises about 1000 species of plants living in temperate countries. They are mainly herbs. some genera such as primula or cyclamen are very interesting for gardening.
|Leaves (1): simple and undivided. Basal or verticilate.|
|Stems (2): herbaceous.|
Regulars, generally solitary or in umbels.
|Calyx: 5 sepals (4)|
|Corolla: 5 petals joined in a tube.(5)|
|Stamens: 5 joined in the corolla.|
It comprises about 30 genera. The most important ones are the following: