Taxon  Report   2761 
Dodecatheon pulchellum  (Raf.) Merr.  (not an active name; please see Primula pauciflora)
Dark throated shooting star,  Darkthroat shootingstar

Dodecatheon pulchellum
© 2010 James M. Andre
Dodecatheon pulchellum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It was included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list [4.2] (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Dodecatheon pulchellum
© 2005 Robert Sivinski
Genus: Dodecatheon
Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
JEFR + CNPS accepted name: Primula pauciflora
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Dodecatheon pulchellum var. monanthum
TJM2: Dodecatheon pulchellum var. shoshonense
TJM2: Primula pauciflora
 NOTE: Dodecatheon pulchellum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 28, 2015).

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