Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


483

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in rich forests, woodlands, & rock outcrops (primarily calcareous or mafic), esp with nutrient-rich seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Pink
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united at base
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Primula meadia   FAMILY Primulaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dodecatheon meadia ssp. meadia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-01-001:
Dodecatheon meadia   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Shooting Star


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picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm120325_823

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm120325_833

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

Bill Sharpton    gws483_a

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

The 5 corolla lobes are swept back to expose the stamens, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

Harry Davis    hld483_crw_0223

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

The 5 stamens are united and converge, appearing cone-like, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm0504d_33

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm160421_366

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm0005b_09a

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Erect scapes 6-20" tall arise from a leafy basal rosette, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm0505j_37

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdmedia_habitatpw1

May        

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdmedia_pw3752

May        

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm080726_004

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Inflorescence umbellate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

JK Marlow    jkm080726_004b

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Capsule ellipsoid or lanceolate, 8-12mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Dodecatheon meadia, image of Primula meadia

Tim Spira    tpspmeadia

Month Unknown