desert shooting star (Dodecatheon conjugens)

2 plants with oval basal leaves and magenta flowers with yellow collars on top of stems

desert shooting star

 

Common name: desert shooting star
Botanical name: Dodecatheon conjugens

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 2 – 16 inches
Water: moderate to low (despite its name!)
Soil type: somewhat sandy loam

Perennial wildflower with basal leaves and magenta to lavender flowers with yellow collars; blooms in spring; very colorful!

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