Calflora
Taxon  Report   2761    
Dodecatheon pulchellum  (Raf.) Merr.  (no longer an active name; please see Primula pauciflora)
Dark throated shooting star,  Darkthroat shootingstar
Dodecatheon pulchellum
© 2005 Robert Sivinski
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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
Family: PRIMULACEAE  
Genus: Dodecatheon
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Primula pauciflora

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Dodecatheon pulchellum var. monanthum
ICPN: Dodecatheon pulchellum var. shoshonense
ICPN: Primula pauciflora
NOTE: Dodecatheon pulchellum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Dodecatheon pulchellum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DOPU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 12, 2018).

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