Taxon  Report   2759    
Dodecatheon hendersonii  A. Gray  
(no longer an active name)
Foothill shooting star,  Mosquito bills, Shooting star
Dodecatheon hendersonii
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Dodecatheon hendersonii
© 2008 Dee E. Warenycia
Dodecatheon hendersonii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Dodecatheon hendersonii
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Dodecatheon
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Primula hendersonii

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Primula hendersonii
NOTE: Dodecatheon hendersonii is no longer an active name.
More information about  Dodecatheon hendersonii
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


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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: Jan 18, 2019).