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Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Sierra shootingstar)
Gammill, Lynn Crosby

Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Dodecatheon jeffreyi Van Houtte

Sierra shootingstar, Tall mountain shootingstar

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: DOJE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

The giant of shootingstars, this colony-forming perennial bears basal rosettes of long, rounded leaves subtending a naked flowering stem to 2 ft. tall. Red-purple, cyclamen-like flowers nod in clusters from the top of the stem. Four or five showy petals are swept backward, and the beak-like dark stamens and stigma shoot forward and downward.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Mts. of n. & c. CA to s. AK & MT
Native Habitat: Wet mt. sites; 2300-10,000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Moist to wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Flowers have a white ring around base where few flowered shooting star has two yellow rings around the base.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Propagation

Description: Propagate by division or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Oregon Native Plant Nursery - Woodburn, OR

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dodecatheon jeffreyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dodecatheon jeffreyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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