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Muller, Thomas L.
Dodecatheon pulchellum (Raf.) Merr.
Darkthroat shooting star, Few-flower shooting star, Western shooting star
USDA Symbol: DOPU
A few flowers like deep pink darts point in all directions from an umbel atop a long, erect stalk growing from a basal cluster of leaves.
This is a common species, varying in color of the tube below the anthers, presence or absence of glandular hair on foliage, and shape of leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: BC
, MB Native Distribution:
Throughout. Native Habitat:
From coastal prairies to mountain meadows and streamsides.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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 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
Record Last Modified: 2012-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff