Primula cusickiana var. maguirei

(L. O. Williams) N. H. Holmgren & S. Kelso

Brittonia 53: 155. 2001 ,.

Common names: Maguire primrose
Basionym: Primula maguirei L. O. Williams Amer. Midl. Naturalist 17: 747, fig. 1. 1936
Synonyms: Primula cusickiana subsp. maguirei (L. O. Williams) A. J. Richards
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 300. Mentioned on page 299.

Plants glabrous except for white farina on involucral bracts and calyces. Leaves shorter than scape; blade spatulate, margins subentire. Corolla tubes 7–10 mm, length 1.5–2 times calyx.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Cliff faces and ledges
Elevation: 1500 m


Of conservation concern.

Variety maguirei is known from Logan Canyon. It is distinguished from other members of the complex by its more-spatulate, almost entire leaf blades. It was federally listed as threatened in 1985.

Selected References


Lower Taxa