Dodecatheon alpinum (A. Gray) Greene
Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Primula tetrandra
USDA Symbol: DOAL
There are about 10 western species of Dodecatheon with reddish-lavender corollas, two also with a large knob at the end of the style. Tall Mountain Shootingstar (D. jeffryi), found from the Alaskan mountains south to the southern Sierra Nevada and east to Idaho and Montana, has 4-5 corolla lobes and minute, glandular hairs on the leaves and flower cluster. Sticky Shootingstar (D. redolens), found from the mountains of Southern California east to Nevada and Utah, is densely covered with glandular hairs, and its corolla has five lobes; the tubular portion covers the base of the anthers.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV , OR , UT
Native Distribution: Eastern Oregon south to southern California and east to Arizona and Utah.
Native Habitat: Mountain meadows and along mountain streams.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dodecatheon alpinum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dodecatheon alpinum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dodecatheon alpinum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-08-11
Research By: TWC Staff