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Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patulum

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Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patulum
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Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patalum
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Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patulum

Species Name: Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. patulum
Common Name: Shooting Star

A small perennial for a woodland garden or north facing slope. Flower spikes to 1' high hold a cluster of 5-6 scented flowers resembling shooting stars. These flowers are buzz pollinated by bees. Summer dormant. Wants no summer water. Tolerates clay

Plant Family: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: To 6" W, flowers to 1' H
Growth Habit: Rosette
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to afternoon shade inland
Soil Preference: Well draining to clay
Water Requirements: Moist - Dry in summer
Cold Hardy to: to 1800'
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Magenta
Endangered?:
Distribution: North & Central Sierra Nevada Foothills, Central High Sierra Nevada, Great Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Inner South Coast Ranges
Natural Habitat: Moist grassy slopes or flats.

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