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Lithophragma parviflorum (Hook.) Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray
Smallflower woodland-star, Prairie Star, Prairie rockstar
USDA Symbol: LIPA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Flowers in open, slender racemes have white or pale pink petals cleft into 3 or 5 finger-like lobes; the leaves of plant mostly at base and lower part of stem.
The white or pinkish petals on star-like flowers in racemes are characteristic of the genus. Those species that grow in woods are called Woodland Star. Some species have tiny maroon beads (bulblets) in leaf axils and in place of some flowers; these can grow into new plants.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, WY Canada: AB Native Distribution:
British Columbia to northern California; east to western Nebraska, western South Dakota, Montana, and Alberta. Native Habitat:
Prairies, among sagebrush, and in open forest at lower elevations.
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
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff