Shooting star

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Shooting star Dodecatheon conjugens



Primulaceae family traits: flower parts in 5s, sepals united at base, stamens aligned in middle of petals, plants in moist soils, leaves usually basal or opposite

Leaves: all basal, elliptical, strap-like, non-toothed.

Flowers: 5 sepals & 5 petals reflexed backwards away from colorful stamens.

Color: purplish-lavender to white

Habitat: Forest & shrub-steppe flat areas with poor drainage where moisture persists. Early spring bloomer.

shooting star Dodecatheon conjugens

Notice the Stamens fused into a tube surrounding the style

shooting star Dodecatheon conjugens