USDA, NRCS. 2018. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 March 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
What is Anglestem Primrose?
- Widely sword-shaped
- 1.38-7.09 inches long
- 0.39-1.5 inches wide
- Leaf stalks 0.02-1.38 inches long
- 5 sepals, 0.22-0.44 inches long
- Petals 0.2-0.44 inches long
- 0.59-2 inches long
- 0.09-0.16 inches thick
- About 0.05 inches long
- Located in an easily removed, horseshoe-shaped segment
- Up to 5 feet tall
- Freely branched
Where Does it Grow?
Anglestem primrose can be found in wet places, along ditches, and in water around ponds and lakes.
Pros and Cons of Anglestem Primrose
Ducks and other waterfowl will consume the seeds of water primrose. Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.