"Midlanbd Shooting Star, American Cowslip, Birdbills, Johnny Jump, Pride-of-Ohio, Rooster Heads"
Dodecatheon after the Greek word for "twelve Gods" and Meadii in honor of Dr. Richard Mead, early English physician and botanist.
Prefers meadows and prairies of the eastern range of the Tallgrass region, flowers from April to June. Hollow, smooth and leafless stalk divided at the top into slender branches, each with one flower; varies in color from crimson to pale purple to white.
Use as an emergency food by some Native Americans is reported.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic|
|Bloom Time||Spring, Summer
April, May, June
|Max Height||1 feet|
|Seeds Per Packet||200|
|Seeds Per Ounce||60,000|
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown