Calflora
Taxon  Report   13068    
Primula pauciflora  (Greene) Mast & Reveal
Beautiful shooting star,  Dark throat shooting star
Primula pauciflora, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(36 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: PRIMULACEAE  
Genus: Primula

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Dodecatheon pulchellum
ICPN: Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum
More information about  Primula pauciflora
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria 2


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 28, 2020).