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is a family
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...
of flowering plant
The flowering plants , also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies...
s with about 24 genera
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...
, including some favorite garden plants and wildflowers. It is also known as the primrose family.
Androsace is the second largest genus in the Primulaceae. It is a predominantly Arctic-alpine genus with many species in the Himalayas , the mountains of central Asia, the Caucasus, and the southern and central European mountain systems, particularly the Alps and the Pyrenees.Recent molecular...
L. (syn. Douglasia, Vitaliana) – rock jasmine, rock-jasmine, rockjasmine
Badula is a genus of plant in family Myrsinaceae.Species include:* Badula crassa, A.DC.* Badula platyphylla, Coode* Badula reticulata, A.DC.* Badula sieberi, A.DC....
- Bryocarpum Hook. f. & Thomson
Cortusa is a genus that consists of 19 species of delicate, hardy, alpine perennials, relative to Primula both in general appearance and habit of growth. The genus is named by the herbalist Matthiolus after his friend Cortusus, professor of botany at Padua, who discovered the plant called today...
- Dionysia Fenzl
Dodecatheon is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the Primrose family Primulaceae. The species have basal clumps of leaves and nodding flowers that are produced at the top of tall stems that rise from where the leaves join the crown. They are commonly called Shooting Stars because of the...
L. – shooting star, shootingstar
- Hottonia L. – hottonia
- Kaufmannia Regel
- Omphalogramma (Franch.) Franch.
- Pomatosace Maxim.
Primula is a genus of 400–500 species of low-growing herbs in the family Primulaceae. They include primrose, auricula, cowslip and oxlip. Many species are grown for their ornamental flowers...
L. – primrose
Primula vulgaris is a species of Primula native to western and southern Europe , northwest Africa , and southwest Asia...
Primula veris is a flowering plant in the genus Primula. The species is found throughout most of temperate Europe and Asia, and although absent from more northerly areas including much of northwest Scotland, it reappears in northernmost Sutherland and Orkney.-Names:The common name cowslip derives...
The genus Soldanella, commonly known in English as snowbell, includes about 15 species in the flowering plant family Primulaceae, native to European mountains, from the Pyrenees, the Apennines, the Alps, the Carpathians and the Balkans...
L. – snowbells
- Stimpsonia C.Wright ex A.Gray
Genera included in Myrsinaceae
The following genera, traditionally included in Primulaceae, should, according to Källersjö et al.
(2000), belong to the family Myrsinaceae
Myrsinaceae, or the Myrsine family, is a rather large family from the order Ericales. It consists of 35 genera and about 1000 species....
Anagallis is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the myrsine family Myrsinaceae, commonly called pimpernel and perhaps best known for the Scarlet pimpernel referred to in literature...
L. – anagallis, scarlet pimpernel
Scarlet pimpernel is a low-growing annual plant found in Europe, Asia and North America...
- Ardisiandra Hook. f.
- Asterolinon Hoffmans. & Link.
Samolus is a widely distributed genus of about a dozen species of water-loving herbs. It is considered sister to a clade comprising the Theophrastaceae, so it may be treated as part of that family or in its own monogeneric family, the Samolaceae...
L. – brookweed, waterpimpernel
Coris is a plant genus in the family Primulaceae or Myrsinaceae....
Cyclamen is a genus of 23 species of perennials growing from tubers, valued for their flowers with upswept petals and variably patterned leaves...
L. – cyclamen
- Glaux L. – sea milkwort
Lysimachia is a genus of flowering plants. It is traditionally classified in the family Primulaceae but should, according to molecular phylogenetic study, be placed to the family Myrsinaceae .-Characteristics:...
L. – loosestrife, yellow loosestrife, yellow pimpernel
Lysimachia nemorum is a flowering plant of the genus Lysimachia in the family Myrsinaceae....
- Pelletiera A. St.-Hil.
Trientalis is a small genus of flowering plants containing three species known as starflowers or wintergreens. These plants have the unusual trait of sometimes bearing flower parts in sevens. They may also come in fives and sixes. The roots are tuber-like. They are native to North America and...