Taxon  Report   2761    
Dodecatheon pulchellum  (Raf.) Merr.  
(no longer an active name; please see Primula pauciflora)
Dark throated shooting star,  Darkthroat shootingstar
Dodecatheon pulchellum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Primula pauciflora

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

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN + CNPS other name:
Primula pauciflora

NOTE: Dodecatheon pulchellum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Dodecatheon pulchellum
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).