Dodecatheon jeffreyi Van Houtte
Sierra Shootingstar, Tall Mountain Shootingstar
Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: DOJE
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Mts. of n. & c. CA to s. AK & MT
Native Habitat: Wet mt. sites; 2300-10,000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dodecatheon jeffreyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dodecatheon jeffreyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff