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Shooting star
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Shooting star (Dodecatheon)
Also known as : Mad Violets, American cowslip
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8 most common species:
Dodecatheon pulchellum
Pretty Shooting Star
Pretty Shooting Star is a wildflower that also makes a striking picture as a garden plant. This perennial blooms from early spring into August, and features a number of flowers with petals that look like they have been blown backwards by the wind, giving them the appearance of shooting stars.
Dodecatheon meadia
Shooting star
Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia) is a perennial plant that will grow to about 61 cm tall with its flower stalk in bloom. It grows from a basal rosette of leaves and produces a flower stalk in late spring that is covered with up to 40 uniquely-shaped flowers, ranging in color from white to rosy pink. The blossoms look like a display of shooting stars. Attracts a variety of bees.
Dodecatheon hendersonii subsp. hendersonii
Henderson's shootingstar
Henderson's shootingstar is a North American wildflower that can be seen in moist meadows, prairies, and grasslands, as well as in oak and conifer woodlands. It prefers shady places. This perennial wildflower produces a number of beautiful, nodding, purple-pink flowers.
Dodecatheon dentatum
White shootingstar
White shootingstar (Dodecatheon dentatum) is an herbaceous perennial that can grow to be 41 to 51 cm in height. White shootingstar is indigenous to western North America. This species is also known as the toothed American cowslip.
Dodecatheon conjugens
Dodecatheon conjugens
Dodecatheon conjugens−Primula conjugens is a thick-rooted perennial with narrow oval-shaped leaves around the base. It erects slim tall stems which are dark in color and are topped with inflorescences of one to seven showy flowers. The bloom period is spring to summer. Each flower nods with its mouth pointed to the ground when new and becomes more erect with age.
Dodecatheon frigidum
Western arctic shootingstar
Dodecatheon frigidum is an herbaceous perennial up to 40 cm tall, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Each shoot produces 2-7 flowers, usually pink to magenta with a white center.
Dodecatheon hendersonii
Mosquito bills
It has basal clumps of leaves, 2 to 16 cm, with nodding flowers 6 to 25 mm long on stems 10 to 30 cm tall. The flowers are magenta to deep lavender to white, with the stamens thrust out and the sepals bent back. It is highly variable and hybridizes with Dodecatheon clevelandii, from which it can be distinguished by its reddish or purplish stem.
Dodecatheon pulchellum subsp. pauciflorum
Dodecatheon pulchellum subsp. pauciflorum
Dodecatheon pulchellum subsp. pauciflorum is a charming perennial with dainty, nodding flowers that boast reflexed petals in shades of pink or white. The umbrella-like foliage emerges at ground level, providing a lush base for the striking blooms. This subspecies often thrives in moist alpine meadows, where the cool, wet conditions promote its delicate beauty and resilience.

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Pretty Shooting Star
Dodecatheon pulchellum
Pretty Shooting Star
Pretty Shooting Star is a wildflower that also makes a striking picture as a garden plant. This perennial blooms from early spring into August, and features a number of flowers with petals that look like they have been blown backwards by the wind, giving them the appearance of shooting stars.
Shooting star
Dodecatheon meadia
Shooting star
Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia) is a perennial plant that will grow to about 61 cm tall with its flower stalk in bloom. It grows from a basal rosette of leaves and produces a flower stalk in late spring that is covered with up to 40 uniquely-shaped flowers, ranging in color from white to rosy pink. The blossoms look like a display of shooting stars. Attracts a variety of bees.
Henderson's shootingstar
Dodecatheon hendersonii subsp. hendersonii
Henderson's shootingstar
Henderson's shootingstar is a North American wildflower that can be seen in moist meadows, prairies, and grasslands, as well as in oak and conifer woodlands. It prefers shady places. This perennial wildflower produces a number of beautiful, nodding, purple-pink flowers.
White shootingstar
Dodecatheon dentatum
White shootingstar
White shootingstar (Dodecatheon dentatum) is an herbaceous perennial that can grow to be 41 to 51 cm in height. White shootingstar is indigenous to western North America. This species is also known as the toothed American cowslip.
Dodecatheon conjugens
Dodecatheon conjugens
Dodecatheon conjugens
Dodecatheon conjugens−Primula conjugens is a thick-rooted perennial with narrow oval-shaped leaves around the base. It erects slim tall stems which are dark in color and are topped with inflorescences of one to seven showy flowers. The bloom period is spring to summer. Each flower nods with its mouth pointed to the ground when new and becomes more erect with age.
Western arctic shootingstar
Dodecatheon frigidum
Western arctic shootingstar
Dodecatheon frigidum is an herbaceous perennial up to 40 cm tall, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Each shoot produces 2-7 flowers, usually pink to magenta with a white center.
Mosquito bills
Dodecatheon hendersonii
Mosquito bills
It has basal clumps of leaves, 2 to 16 cm, with nodding flowers 6 to 25 mm long on stems 10 to 30 cm tall. The flowers are magenta to deep lavender to white, with the stamens thrust out and the sepals bent back. It is highly variable and hybridizes with Dodecatheon clevelandii, from which it can be distinguished by its reddish or purplish stem.
Dodecatheon pulchellum subsp. pauciflorum
Dodecatheon pulchellum subsp. pauciflorum
Dodecatheon pulchellum subsp. pauciflorum
Dodecatheon pulchellum subsp. pauciflorum is a charming perennial with dainty, nodding flowers that boast reflexed petals in shades of pink or white. The umbrella-like foliage emerges at ground level, providing a lush base for the striking blooms. This subspecies often thrives in moist alpine meadows, where the cool, wet conditions promote its delicate beauty and resilience.
Scented shootingstar
Dodecatheon redolens
Scented shootingstar
Scented shootingstar features an enchanting display of downturned flowers with a unique umbrella-like shape. The blooms, often in shades of lavender or white, contrast brightly against verdant rosettes of leaves. Thriving in alpine meadows and open forests, scented shootingstar is adapted to cooler climates and well-drained soils. Its distinct fragrance draws pollinators essential for its survival within its high-altitude niche.
Dodecatheon jeffreyanum subsp. jeffreyanum
Dodecatheon jeffreyanum subsp. jeffreyanum
Dodecatheon jeffreyanum subsp. jeffreyanum
Dodecatheon jeffreyanum subsp. jeffreyanum is marked by its striking upright flower stalks that display a cluster of magenta to violet blooms with unique reflexed petals and prominent yellow stamens. This perennial prefers the moist, shaded woodlands and meadows where it gracefully emerges in the spring, its leaves forming a lush basal rosette that cradles the flower's beauty.
Tundra shootingstar
Dodecatheon austrofrigidum
Tundra shootingstar
Tundra shootingstar features a rosette of oblong leaves from its base, and is known for its striking floral display. Each stem supports an umbrella of downward-facing flowers, with reflexed petals and a pronounced central stamen cluster. Typically found in colder, alpine regions, its vivid blooms contrast with the often stark landscape, suggesting a specialized adaptation to attract its limited pollinators.
Dodecatheon clevelandii subsp. clevelandii
Dodecatheon clevelandii subsp. clevelandii
Dodecatheon clevelandii subsp. clevelandii
Dodecatheon clevelandii subsp. clevelandii flaunts a stunning starburst of magenta petals, each arching backwards as if to unveil the golden-orange center. Rising from a basal rosette of slender leaves, this wildflower prefers the dappled shade of its native coastal sage scrub and chaparral, thriving in well-drained soils. Its unique blossom structure attracts pollinators, vital for its late spring to early summer bloom.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Dodecatheon pulchellum
Pretty Shooting Star
Pretty Shooting Star is a wildflower that also makes a striking picture as a garden plant. This perennial blooms from early spring into August, and features a number of flowers with petals that look like they have been blown backwards by the wind, giving them the appearance of shooting stars.
Dodecatheon meadia
Shooting star
Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia) is a perennial plant that will grow to about 61 cm tall with its flower stalk in bloom. It grows from a basal rosette of leaves and produces a flower stalk in late spring that is covered with up to 40 uniquely-shaped flowers, ranging in color from white to rosy pink. The blossoms look like a display of shooting stars. Attracts a variety of bees.
Dodecatheon hendersonii subsp. hendersonii
Henderson's shootingstar
Henderson's shootingstar is a North American wildflower that can be seen in moist meadows, prairies, and grasslands, as well as in oak and conifer woodlands. It prefers shady places. This perennial wildflower produces a number of beautiful, nodding, purple-pink flowers.
Dodecatheon dentatum
White shootingstar
White shootingstar (Dodecatheon dentatum) is an herbaceous perennial that can grow to be 41 to 51 cm in height. White shootingstar is indigenous to western North America. This species is also known as the toothed American cowslip.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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