Eastern Shooting Star – Dodecatheon meadia

Plant Family: Primulaceae – Primrose family

The Eastern Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia) is a low plant with downward facing star-shaped flowers.  Eastern Shooting star is found in prairies and woodlands.  The petals range from white to pink.  This wildflower makes a great short plant for native flower gardens and is available from several nurseries.

The Eastern Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

The Eastern Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia) in a prairie remnant.

Shooting Star Flowers

The bright afternoon sun strikes the flowers of Eastern Shooting Star

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