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Primula vulgaris 'rubra'
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Batsch ex Borkh., nom. cons.[1]
  • Myrsinaceae R. Br. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 532. 1810 [27 Mar 1810] (as "Myrsineae") (1810)
  • Theophrastaceae

The Primulaceae are a family of herbaceous flowering plants.[3] It has about 24 genera. It includes some garden plants and wildflowers. It is also called the primrose family.


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  1. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group; Chase, M. W.; Christenhusz, J. M.; Fay, M. F.; Byng, J. W.; Judd, W. S.; Soltis, D. E.; Mabberley, D. J.; Sennikov, A. N.; Soltis, P. S.; Stevens, P. R. (May 2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385.
  2. "Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. Källersjö, M; Bergqvist G. & Anderberg A.A. 2000. Generic realignment in primuloid families of the Ericales s. l.: a phylogenetic analysis based on DNA sequences from three chloroplast genes and morphology. Amer. J. Bot. 87: 1325–1341.