[Shooting Stars: The Genus Dodecatheon East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mountain Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star

Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi

Flower of Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mt. Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of tall mountain shooting star as seen in meadows at South Jones Prairie along the Blue Mt. Scenic Highway to the southeast of Heppner, OR........June 22, 2007. Note the numerous tiny glands covering the pedicels and back of the calyx.

Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mt. Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi) - Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mt. Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi) - Flower of Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mt. Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi)

Tall mountain shooting star blooming at seeps along the Canyon Mountain Trail, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.........May 29, 2014.

Inflorescence of Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mt. Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi) - Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mt. Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi) - Sierra Shooting Star, Tall Mt. Shooting Star, Jeffrey's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Synonyms: Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. jeffreyi, Dodecathoen jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. redolens, Dodecatheon jeffreyi var. viviparum, Primula jeffreyi)

Tall mountain shooting star as seen in wetlands near the Celebration Mine, at the south trailhead to Baldy Mountain, Malheur National Forest.........July 2, 2010.

Paul Slichter