Dodecatheon meadia

Common Names: Shooting star
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Primrose family

A perennial, growing to 8 to 20 in high. Its flowers that emerge from a basal rosette of leaves (scapose). The flowers are nodding, and from an umbel. Its seeds are dispersed by gusts of wind that shake the erect scapes.

It has a wide natural habitat, being found in both forests and prairies. It blooms in the spring. It is also a cultivated plants and different forms may be found in flower gardens.

Primary Flower Color: Pink
Secondary Flower Color: White
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.