Prostrate perennial. Leaves white hairy, to 1.5 cm long, tip pointed, stalkless. Flowers pink, the petals with notched tips; summer.
This is the most commonly cultivated species.
The following are also occasionally supplied: A. sempervivoides Duby from Kashmir and Tibet has a basal rosette of undivided leaves looking superficially like the succulent Sempervivum and produces stolons. A. rotundifolia Hardw. from N India does not produce stolons and has leaves mostly with 7 lobes, each lobe divided into 3 at the tip.
Source: (1997). Primulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.