Calflora
Taxon  Report   2763    
Dodecatheon subalpinum  Eastw.  
(no longer an active name)
Sierra shooting star,  Sierra shootingstar
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Dodecatheon subalpinum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Family: PRIMULACEAE  
Genus: Dodecatheon
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Primula subalpina

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Dodecatheon hendersonii var. yosemitanum
ICPN: Primula subalpina
NOTE: Dodecatheon subalpinum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Dodecatheon subalpinum
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (DOSU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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