Taxon  Report   2761 
Dodecatheon pulchellum  (Raf.) Merr.  (not an active name; please see Primula pauciflora)
Dark throated shooting star,  Darkthroat shootingstar
Dodecatheon pulchellum
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Dodecatheon pulchellum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Primula pauciflora

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Dodecatheon pulchellum
© 2010 James M. Andre
Genus: Dodecatheon
Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
ICPN accepted name: Primula pauciflora
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Dodecatheon pulchellum var. monanthum
ICPN: Dodecatheon pulchellum var. shoshonense
ICPN: Primula pauciflora
NOTE: Dodecatheon pulchellum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Dodecatheon pulchellum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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: Sep 20, 2018).

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