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Scientific Name: Dodecatheon meadia
Pronunciation: doe-duh-KAY-thee-un MEE-dee-uh
Common Name: shooting star
Family Name: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves lance-shaped, blade bases gradually tapering to petioles; umbels of 8 to 20 nodding florets with curved-back petals and yellow stamens that converge to a point, capsules drop seed and then the whole plant goes dormant until next spring. basal rosette of lance-shaped leaves come 1-4 sturdy, leafless, center flower scapes rising to 20" tall. Atop each flower scape is an umbel containing 8-20, nodding, 1" long flowers. Each flower has five swept-back (reflexed) petals and a cluster of yellow stamens converging to a point, thus giving the flower the appearance of a shooting star plummeting to earth.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Mature Size:
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
shooting star
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Violet, Blue, Pink, Purple, Magenta
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Additional Info: Petals reflexed covering the receptacle and part of the pedicel

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour:

(WLG) WoodLand Garden : dead - omit entry?
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