Primula meadia (Linnaeus) A.R. Mast & Reveal. Phen: Late Mar-early Jun; late May-Jun. Hab: Rich forests, woodlands, and rock outcrops (primarily calcareous or mafic), especially with nutrient-rich seepage, prairies, bluffs. Dist: MD and PA west to s. WI, se. MN, IA, and OK, south to sc. SC, n. GA, n. FL (Gadsden County), AL, and TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Segregate taxa (at species and varietal rank) included here may have merit and warrant re-study.
Synonymy: = Ar, Fl5, K4, Ky, Mi, NY, Va, WH3, Mast & Reveal (2007); = Dodecatheon meadia L. – FNA8, K3, NcTx, RAB, Tx, W, WV, Oberle & Esselman (2011); > Dodecatheon brachycarpa Small – S; > Dodecatheon hugeri Small – S; < Dodecatheon meadia L. – Pa; > Dodecatheon meadia L. – S; > Dodecatheon meadia L. ssp. brachycarpum (Small) R.Knuth – K1; > Dodecatheon meadia L. ssp. meadia – K1; > Dodecatheon meadia L. var. brachycarpum (Small) Fassett – C, F, G, GrPl, Il, Fassett (1944); > Dodecatheon meadia L. var. genuinum – Fassett (1944); > Dodecatheon meadia L. var. meadia – C, F, G, GrPl, Il, Fassett (1944); > Dodecatheon meadia L. var. obesum Fassett – Fassett (1944)