The bright yellow sepals of the Tooth Leaved Primrose are just starting to open up in our yard. This four parted flower blooms from mid June into July. A native perennial of dry soils and often exposed sites like rock bluffs and wind swept prairies.
It was a perfect candidate for the driest, sunniest place in our yard near a rock retaining wall.
This native can reach heights of 2 feet but in our gravelly soils no more than 14 inches. It is delicate in stature so would be best featured at the front of a managed landscape, it may otherwise get lost in taller prairie grasses.
I have not seen this native growing locally although we are in its range. The first photo was taken in South Dakota just west of the Minnesota border.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). |
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.