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Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Shooting Star
Dodecatheon meadia

Shooting Star
Shooting Star

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Lavender
Pink
Purple
White
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

Nodding flowers with strongly reflexed petals.

Culture

Full to partial shade; consistently moist, well drained sites.

Notes

Foliage dies back in summer. Found in open woods and meadows. Listed as endangered in Michigan.