A potpourri (below) of shooting star/Dodecatheon meadia information as a supplement to other articles.
A plant-based page rather than our usual topic-based page. It's a pivot point, one list of links to ours and others' articles that involve shooting star.
Native in much of the eastern and central U.S. to
open woods and moist prairies, shooting star is a
basal rosette of foliage with pink, purple or white
backward-flared flowers dangling from 12-18" naked
flower stalks in spring.