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Dodecatheon poeticum

Dodecatheon poeticum L.F. Hend.

Poet's Shooting Star, Poet's Shootingstar

Primulaceae (Primrose family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Moist flats, slopes and cliff faces in grassland communities, oak and conifer woodlands.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dodecatheon poeticum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dodecatheon poeticum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dodecatheon poeticum


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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