Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Plant of the Week: Jan 27

Shooting star
Dodecatheon meadia L.
other common names: 
roosterheads, American cowslip, bird-bills, Indian chief, pride-of-Ohio, Johnny jump
Dodecatheon: from Greek for “twelve gods,” a name originally applied to another plant and later transferred to this genus
Meadia: in honor of Dr. Richard Mead, an early English physician and botanist
Primrose family: Primulaceae

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