Primulaceae
Dodecatheon hendersonii

Henderson's Shooting Star

Basal rosette, erect stem. Plant hairless. Leaves broadly egg-shaped to nearly round, plump, 1–2 in. long, prostrate to spreading upward. Flowers few to many in cluster atop stem. Flower can have 4 or 5 parts even on same plant. Petals short, round-tipped, magenta with yellow and dark purple-black bands at white-edged base; tube purple-black, pointed at tip. Plant becomes dormant by early summer. Grows in open woods, grassy or shady sites, in moist to dry areas, below 6500 ft.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 5--16 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: West Gorge, Olympic NP, Siskiyous, Columbia Basin
  • Native: Yes