Shooting Star flower (Dodecatheon) in Spray Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.
Shooting Star flower in Spray Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Dodecatheon is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the Primrose family, Primulaceae. The species have basal clumps of leaves and nodding flowers that are produced at the top of tall stems that rise from where the leaves join the crown. The genus is largely confined to North America and part of northeastern Siberia. Other common names are American Cowslip, Mosquito Bills, Mad Violets and Sailor-caps. A few species are grown in gardens for their showy and unique flower display. The stamens are thrust out with the sepals bent back. The flowers are pollinated by bees, which grab hold of the petals, buzz their wings, and vibrate pollen off the anthers (buzz pollination).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download