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Vick, Albert F. W.
Dodecatheon amethystinum (Fassett) Fassett
Amethyst shootingstar, Jeweled shootingstar
USDA Symbol: DOAM
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
An 8-16 in. flower stalk rises over a basal rosette of leaves. At the top, the flower stalk divides into numerous branches, each ending in a rose-crimson flower. The five petals diverge backward to form a shooting star.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May
IA , IL , MN , MO , PA , WI , WV Native Distribution:
Lower Susquehanna & Schuylkill R. valleys in e. PA; n. WV; & driftless areas of WI, MN, IL & IA Native Habitat:
Damp, calcereous cliffs & banks along streams USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Mesic, limey soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Best propagated by division. Dig mature crowns in July, when dormant, then divide and replant. Very fine seed germinates, but seedlings grow very slowly.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Moist or dry stratification, or fresh seed
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff