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DODECATHEON MEADII | Midland Shooting Star

  • Midland Shooting Star
  • Midland Shooting Star
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Product Description

"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
Bloom Color Pink
Max Height 1 feet
Wetland Code FACU
Germ Code  C(21),G,D
Seeds Per Packet  200
Seeds Per Ounce   60,000


Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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Shooting Stars in Bloom (00:55)
Earthyman views Midland Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon meadii) in bloom in Wisconsin. This prairie planting was planted by Ion Exchange, Inc several years ago. http://ionxchange.com/products/DODECATHEON-MEADII-%7C-Midland-Shooting-Star.html
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