Dodecatheon L.

Common Name: Shooting Star, American Cowslip

Family: Primulaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 144. 1753.

Other: 'Dodeka' = twelve, 'theos' = god (Gk). This was the name Pliny gave to a spring flower which was under the care of the twelve principal gods. Type D. media L.

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