Taxon  Report   2752 
Dodecatheon alpinum  (A. Gray) E. Greene  (not an active name; please see Primula tetrandra)
Alpine shooting star,  Alpine shootingstar
Dodecatheon alpinum
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
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Dodecatheon alpinum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Dodecatheon alpinum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Dodecatheon
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, meadows
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
JEFR accepted name: Primula tetrandra
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Primula tetrandra
NOTE: Dodecatheon alpinum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2018).

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