- Flower namePrimula shikokiana
- Scientific namePrimula kisoana var. shikokiana
- Place of originendemic species in Sikoku
- Place of floweringSub-alpine
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Primula shikokiana
Primula shikokiana (scientific name: Primula kisoana var. shikokiana) is a perennial herb of the primrose family endemic to Shikoku. It is a variety of the basic species Primula kisoana (scientific name: Primula kisoana, also known as kisozakura or kisokozakura), and grows naturally under trees in the mountains of Shikoku. The white hairs on the stem and leaves are denser and the sepals are longer than those of the "kakkosou" species. The species name "kisoana" means "of Kiso.
Common name: Primula kisoana var. shikokiana, Classification: Angiosperms (Primulaceae), Euphorbiaceae, Height: 10-15 cm, Leaf texture: thickly furrowed, Leaf shape: broadly round with a heart-shaped base, Flowering period: April to June, Leaf diameter: 5-12 cm, Corolla: high cup-shaped Corolla: high cup with 5 lobes and 2 additional heart-shaped lobes; throat: yellow; sepal length: 1.5 cm; flower color: pink to reddish purple; fruit type: capsule. Common name: Shinano Kozakura ,Scientific name: Primula tosaensis var. Brachycarpa, Plant height: 5-10 cm, leaf shape: circular, flowering period: April to May, flower diameter: 2.5-3 cm, corolla: high cup shape, 5 deep tips, flower color: pink, white.