Taxon  Report   2752    
Dodecatheon alpinum  (A. Gray) Greene  
(no longer an active name)
Alpine shooting star,  Alpine shootingstar
Dodecatheon alpinum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Dodecatheon
Habitat: streambanks, meadows

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

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Primula tetrandra

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Primula tetrandra
NOTE: Dodecatheon alpinum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Dodecatheon alpinum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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).