Henderson's Shooting Star
From Oregon Flora, Gardening with Natives:
Henderson’s shooting star is a highly recognizable wildflower due to its vibrant pink to magenta coloration and unique petal arrangement. Nodding flowers bloom along a stalk that arcs above a basal rosette of oval leaves, the pink recurved petals forming the “comet’s tail” behind downward pointing black anthers. It blooms in spring and goes dormant in summer, during which time watering should be minimal. It prefers well-drained soil and partial shade but is tolerant of full sun. Shooting star adds welcome splashes of color to the wildflower meadow or woodland garden.
- Full Latin Name
- Primula hendersonii
- Dodecatheon hendersonii