Calflora
Taxon  Report   13228    
Primula tetrandra  (Suksd. ex Greene) Mast & Reveal
Alpine shooting star
Primula tetrandra, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Dodecatheon alpinum
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: PRIMULACEAE  
Genus: Primula

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Dodecatheon alpinum

Alternate Names:
JEF: Dodecatheon alpinum ssp. alpinum
JEF: Dodecatheon alpinum ssp. majus
JEF: Dodecatheon alpinum
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More information about  Primula tetrandra
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

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).