Shooting Star ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Intricate

Just as the adjective intricate has many synonyms, Dodecatheon meadia has several common names. When I first discovered this lovely wildflower as a child one early spring, my mother called it Shooting Star. It is also known as American Cowslip, Indian Chief, Rooster Heads and Pink Flamingo Plant. I still prefer Shooting Star!

IMG_2095Its dainty and delicate bloom is also quite ornate.


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2 Responses to Shooting Star ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Intricate

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these, so thanks for sharing. They’re beautiful.


  2. Lindy Le Coq says:

    They are a native wildflower of the primula family. I purchased this one from a trusted grower at Seabright Gardens (Brooks, OR) at a local garden fair. I have yet to place it, because I want it to be in just the right spot where it will thrive and I will see it right away next spring!

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