Shooting star, Dodecatheon meadia
A potpourri (below) of shooting star/Dodecatheon meadia
information as a supplement to other articles.
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others' articles that involve shooting star.
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Native in much of the eastern and central U.S. to
open woods and moist prairies, shooting star is a
basal rosette of foliage with pink, purple or white
backward-flared flowers dangling from 12-18" naked
flower stalks in spring.
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Sources of at risk species