|Scientific Name||Primula pauciflora ssp. pauciflora
(Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum)
|USDA PLANTS Symbol||DOPU|
|Common Name||Shootingstar, Dark-throat Shootingstar||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||836310|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5900 to 12500 ft.); meadows, aspen and spruce forests.
Plant: Erect perennial with slender, leafless stems 4 to 26 inches tall.
Leaves: Upright basal leaves in a rosette, broadly oblanceolate to elliptic up to 14 inches long.
Inflorescence: Umbel of 2 to 15 downward-pointing bright pink/magenta flowers on arching pedicels; each about 1-1/2 inches long, with reflexed (bent-back) petals exposing a yellow-to-purplish tube of fused stamens forming a downward pointing beak.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel,and "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
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Map Color Key
© Tom Lebsack 2022
Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County