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Plant Details

Primula meadia [= Dodecatheon meadia]

Eastern Shooting Star, Pride of Ohio, Roosterheads, Prairie Pointers

Scientific Name:

Primula meadia [= Dodecatheon meadia]

Common Name:

Eastern Shooting Star, Pride of Ohio, Roosterheads, Prairie Pointers

Plant Family

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

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” (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled, S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank: S2S3

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


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