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Jeffrey Shooting Star

Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Description:

Erect stem, leaves to 20 in. Plant hairless or stem covered with gland-tipped hairs. Leaves oval to lance-shaped, with shallow rounded teeth or entire. Stem topped with 3 to many flowers. Flower with all parts in 4 or 5, lavender to magenta, occasionally white petals, lower part cream or yellow, red band at base.

Habitat:

Grows in very wet places that are usually drier in summer, boggy areas and shorelines, from coastal to high elevations.

Notes:

Spotted this lovely flower on the Skyline Loop Trail, Mt. Rainier NP.

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YukoChartraw
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YukoChartraw

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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