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Plant Details

Primula meadia = (Dodecatheon meadia)

Shooting Star

Scientific Name:

Primula meadia = (Dodecatheon meadia)

Common Name:

Shooting Star

Plant Family

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1 to 2

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Scattered Mountains & Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich forests, woodlands, and rock outcrops (primarily calcareous or mafic), especially with nutrient-rich seepage per Weakley.

New Bloom Shoots

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Black Mountain, late April 2002
© MB Baumeister

Bloom & Buds

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Black Mountain, May 2002
© MB Baumeister

Blooms

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Black Mountain, May 2002
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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