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Bonneville Shooting Star
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Primula conjugens
  

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About Bonneville Shooting Star (Primula conjugens) Dodecatheon conjugens is a species of flowering plant in the primrose family known by the common name Bonneville shooting star. This wildflower is native to western North America from California to Saskatchewan where it grows in seasonally wet areas from sagebrush steppe to high mountains. This is a thick-rooted perennial with narrow oval-shaped leaves around the base. It erects slim, tall stems which are dark in color and are topped with flower clusters of one to seven showy flowers. Each flower nods with its mouth pointed to the ground when new, and becomes more erect with age. It has five reflexed sepals in shades of magenta or white which lie back against the body of the flower. At the sepal bases is a ring of bright yellow. From the corolla mouth protrude large dark red or black anthers surrounding a threadlike pink stigma.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Moist places

Sun
Part Shade

Elevation ?
4184' - 10165'

Annual Precip. ?
11.5" - 49.4"

Summer Precip. ?
1.10" - 2.48"

Coldest Month ?
23.3° F - 36.6° F

Hottest Month ?
47.1° F - 62.8° F

Humidity ?
0.38 vpd - 17.15 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Dodecatheon conjugens


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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