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Last updated 10/29/2009 by David Giblin.
Dodecatheon austrofrigidum K.L. Chambers[FNA8, HC2]
tundra shootingstar

Publication: Sida. 22: 462, figs. 1-3. 2006.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Dodecatheon austrofrigidum occurs mainly in the mountains near the coast of Washington from the southern Olympic Peninsula (Grays Harbor and Pacific counties) to northwestern Oregon (Clatsop and Tillamook counties). The populations are widely scattered and always with relatively few individuals. At higher elevations (e.g., ca. 1200 m atop Saddle Mountain, Tillamook County), D. austrofrigidum occurs in moist, grassy turf. At lower elevations in the same area, it occurs on stream banks in the narrow zone between the high- and low-water mark, persisting in cracks of basaltic rocks. The degree of denticulation of the leaves appears to vary among populations; some larger plants have toothed leaf blades even prior to anthesis."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Primula austrofrigidum (K.L. Chambers) A.R. Mast & Reveal