It is reported that these flowers, though initially sweet smelling, develop a “carrion smell” to attract flies.  The foliage is reported to be “unpleasant” smelling.  However, we were unable to detect any such odors. 

Primula parryi is a plant of wet spots; even when found in a dry-looking rockpile, there is water hiding out of sight.  It usually forms large colonies wherever it is grows