Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon, is a small genus of similar species in the primrose family, Primulaceae, closely related to primroses, Primula.  The species are all very similar and difficult to identify. All are native to N-America and some also to NE-Asia.  They have a basal clump of leaves and the flowers have distinctive sepals that are twisted backwards. They need moist, fertile soil and can tolerate some shade.


Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings'
Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings'

Prairie Shooting Star

Dodecatheon poeticum
Dodecatheon poeticum

Poet's Shooting Star

Dodecatheon meadia
Dodecatheon meadia

Shooting Star

Dodecatheon jeffreyi
Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Sierra Shooting Star

Dodecatheon dentatum
Dodecatheon dentatum

White Shooting Star

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