Fresh Off the Trail: Parry’s Primrose Sighting

Named for Charles Parry, the famous collector of western plants, these bright magenta blooms are common in the early summer in wet environments. Parry first observed these flowers in 1861 “near the headwaters of Clear Creek” Colorado. The showy blooms might catch your eye but don’t bother touching these flowers, the slightest touch will release a putrid odor from the