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Scientific Name: Dodecatheon pulchellum
Pronunciation: doe-duh-KAY-thee-un pull-KELL-um
Common Name: shooting star
Family Name: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, spoon-shaped to oblanceolate, blades more than 3 times long as wide, margins mostly entire, gradually tapering to the short, broadly-winged petiole, up to 20 cm long; umbels with up to 20 nodding florets 1-2 cm long, with curved-back petals that are usually pink with yellow throat that fades to white.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Native planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
shooting star
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate, Spatulate
Margins: Dentate, Entire

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

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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