Dodecatheon meadia L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Dodecatheon meadia L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Lvs oblong to oblanceolate or rarely ovate, 6–20 cm, usually tinged or marked with red at the base; scapes 2–6 dm; fls few to many; cor-lobes narrow, white to lavender or lilac, rarely magenta, 1–2.5 cm; capsules dark reddish-brown, 8–18 mm, thickest near the base, firm-walled. Moist or dry woods and prairies; Md. to Ga. and Ala., w. to s. Wis., se. Minn., Io., Okla. and Tex. May, June. Three vars.

  • Common Names

    eastern shooting star