Jun. 14, 2018

bird's-eye primrose, Primula mistassinica

If you walk the Great Lakes shores around Memorial Day, and watch carefully, you may get a glimpse of bird's-eye primroses. Watch carefully. You're as likely to step on them as see them. These little plants are two or three inches tall, the flowers only about a half inch. These are frail little plants, whose season seems to go by in the blink of a bird's eye. The species is named for Lake Mistassini in Quebec. Bird's-eye grows in AK, IA, IL(E), ME(S), MI, MN, NY(T), VT(T), WI, and across Canada except on PE. Cheboygan Co MI, 5/26/17.