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Dodecatheon subalpinum (Sierra shootingstar)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Dodecatheon subalpinum

Dodecatheon subalpinum Eastw.

Sierra Shootingstar

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Dodecatheon hendersonii var. yosemitanum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit: Tan.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Corolla tube usually yellow, sometimes white with dark maroon, thick, wavy ring, lobes 5, usually magenta, sometimes white.


Native Distribution: California, 2700-5000
Native Habitat: Moist slopes, mainly shady places in conifer woodlands or in meadows and along stream banks.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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