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Striking magenta flowers with 6 petals punctuated by 6 green leaf parts. The plant was around four inches tall. The young flowers are closed and downward pointing, while the more mature ones open up with time.
Grows in the grass at altitude > 4000' in Mount Rainier National Park. Nearby, there was snow on the ground, although it was 68 degrees fahrenheit out!
Also called tall mountain shooting star and Jeffrey's shooting star. Some sources list Primula as a synonym for Dodecatheon and it has been suggested that the genuses may merge, as species from these genera are closely related.
Lat: 46.79, Long: -121.73
Spotted on Jun 18, 2019
Submitted on Jun 21, 2019