Dodecatheon poeticum

Poet's Shooting Star

Erect stem and leaves. Plant covered with rough, gland-tipped hairs. Leaves 2–5 in. long, narrow to widely oval, with fine teeth; petioles about same length or shorter. Flowers 1–10 atop stalks. Flowers in parts of 5, petals rose-pink, yellow, black at base, tube black-purple sometimes tinged with yellow. Grows in vernal-wet open places or in light woodlands, streambanks.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 5--8 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Shrub-Steppe, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Columbia Basin, East Gorge, Wallowas
  • Native: Yes