Dodecatheon clevelandii

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Dodecatheon clevelandii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Dodecatheon
Species: D. clevelandii
Binomial name
Dodecatheon clevelandii

Dodecatheon clevelandii (Common name: Padre's Shooting Star), is a species of Dodecatheon.


Dodecatheon clevelandii, native to California and Baja California, is generally found in open grassland areas.


Dodecatheon clevelandii is spring deciduous, dying back to the ground after the rains cease. It has basal clumps of leaves up to 40 centimeters long with nodding flowers each about an inch long on stems up to a foot tall. The flowers are magenta to deep lavender to white. This species hybridizes with Dodecatheon hendersonii, from which it can be distinguished by its green stem.

External links[edit]


  • "Wildflowers of Henry W. Coe State Park" brochure, Larry Ulrich, 2002