Dodecatheon dentatum

White Shooting Star

Erect stem, upright to spreading leaves. Plant hairless. Leaf blades oval to egg-shaped or sometimes heart-shaped, toothed or wavy-edged, on slender stalks as long as or longer than the blades. Flowers 1–6 at top of 5–15 in. stem, pure white with 1–2 purple dots at base, 5 of all parts. Grows on wet cliffs, in shady places along streams, wet meadows.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Subalpine, Moist Riverbanks, East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: East Gorge, Olympic Np, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes

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