Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Primula tetrandra (Alpine Shooting Star)

 7/2/16 Horseshoe Meadow, 10,000' elevation,Lone Pine Region, 
Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

7/2/16 Horseshoe Meadow

 7/4/16 Rock Creek near Mosquito Flat campground,
Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

7/4/16 Rock Creek, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, 
Mono County, CA

7/9/16 Hwy. 108 (Sonora Hwy.), 9,400' elevation, Sierra Nevada,
Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne County, CA

7/7/07 Soda Spring, Hwy. 108 (Sonora Hwy.), Toiyabe National Forest,
Mono County, CA

7/10/07 Little Lakes/Mosquito Flat trailhead, Rock Creek, Inyo National Forest,
E. Sierras, Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Alpine Shooting Star

SPECIES: Primula tetrandra (formerly Dodecatheon alpinum)

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/7/2007

LOCATION: Soda Spring, Hwy. 108 (Sonora Hwy.), Toiyabe National Forest, Mono County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant generally glabrous. 

Stem: 4--30 cm. 

Leaf: 2--20 cm; blade linear to linear-oblanceolate, tapered to petiole. 

Inflorescence: 1--10-flowered, glabrous to +- glandular-hairy. 

Flower: parts in 4s; corolla lobes 8--16 mm, magenta to lavender; filaments free, 0.5 mm, black, anthers 4.7--8.5 mm, connective wrinkled, purple-black; stigma enlarged. 

Fruit: 5-valved. 

Ecology: Boggy meadows, streambanks; 

Elevation: 1700--3400 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, SNH, n WTR (Mount Pinos), SnBr, SnJt, Wrn, SNE; 

Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Utah, Arizona. 

Flowering Time: Jun--Aug 

Synonyms: Primula tetrandra (Suksd. ex Greene) Mast & Reveal; Dodecatheon alpinum (A. Gray) Greene; Dodecatheon alpinum subsp. alpinum; Dodecatheon alpinum subsp. majus H.J. Thomps.; Dodecatheon jeffreyi Van Houtte var. alpinum (A. Gray) A. Gray; Dodecatheon tetrandum Suksd. ex Greene

eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Sylvia Kelso

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