Dodecatheon frigidum Cham. & Schltdl.
Northern Shootingstar, Western Arctic Shootingstar, Western Artic Shootingstar
Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: DOFR
From a cluster of smooth, oval leaves, up to 6 in. long, rises a leafless stalk that may be as much as 12 in. high. One to several nodding flowers, borne in terminal clusters, have pointed, magenta petals which are reflexed backward.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Native Distribution: AK & n.w. Canada; also n.e. Asia
Native Habitat: Mt. meadows; moist heaths, tundra & open forests
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Very well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by division or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dodecatheon frigidum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dodecatheon frigidum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dodecatheon frigidum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff