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padre's shootingstar

Habit Plants (7–)10–40 cm; scape glabrous, usually glandular-puberulent apically.

not obvious at anthesis;

roots tannish;

bulblets absent.


(1–)3–18(–20) × 0.5–4(–5) cm;

petiole usually slender;

blade oblanceolate to spatulate, base usually not decurrent onto stem, narrowing abruptly to petiole, margins usually entire, rarely finely denticulate, surfaces usually glabrous, sometimes with sessile glands.



bracts usually narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, rarely oblanceolate, 3–22 mm, usually glandular, sometimes glabrous.


2–5 cm, sparsely to moderately glandular-puberulent.


calyx light greenish, 5.5–8.5 mm, glandular-pubescent abaxially, tube 1.5–2.5 mm, lobes 5, 3–6 mm;

corolla tube yellow with dark maroon, thick, often wavy ring, lobes 5, magenta or white, 6–25(–30) mm;

filaments connate, tube yellow or dark maroon to black, 2.5–4 × 3–4 mm;

anthers 3–5 mm;

pollen sacs yellow or dark purple, connective yellow or maroon to black, transversely rugose;

stigma not enlarged compared to style.


yellowish or reddish tan, often suffused with purple, valvate or operculate, cylindric-ovoid, 8–16 × 4–7 mm, glabrous or glandular-puberulent;

walls thin, pliable.


without membrane along edges.


= 44, 66, 88.

Dodecatheon clevelandii

from FNA
CA; nw Mexico
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Varieties 4 (4 in the flora).

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

1. Connectives yellow; filament tubes without yellow or white spot proximal to each anther.
var. clevelandii
1. Connectives maroon to black; filament tubes with or without yellow or white spot proximal to each anther
→ 2
2. Filament tubes without yellow or white spot proximal to each anther.
var. insulare
2. Filament tubes with yellow or white spot proximal to each anther
→ 3
3. Pollen sacs usually yellow.
var. gracile
3. Pollen sacs usually dark purple.
var. patulum
Source FNA vol. 8, p. 274.
Parent taxa Primulaceae > Dodecatheon
Sibling taxa
D. alpinum, D. amethystinum, D. austrofrigidum, D. conjugens, D. dentatum, D. ellisiae, D. frenchii, D. frigidum, D. hendersonii, D. jeffreyi, D. meadia, D. poeticum, D. pulchellum, D. redolens, D. subalpinum, D. utahense
Subordinate taxa
D. clevelandii var. clevelandii, D. clevelandii var. gracile, D. clevelandii var. insulare, D. clevelandii var. patulum
Synonyms Primula clevelandii
Name authority Greene: Pittonia 1: 213. 1888 (as clevelandi),
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