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

Bloom Period
Genus: Primula
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

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.
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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 12, 2019).