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.