Scientific Name: Dodecatheon pulchellum D. pauciflorum
Family Name: Primulaceae
Bloom Period: Mid-spring
Life Span: Perennial
Height: up 5-40 cm tall
Habitat: Scattered and locally common at low to alpine elevations, mostly in our warm dry climates, in grasslands, mountain meadows, streambanks and sites that are moist when the plants ae in bloom.
Leaf Description: Basal rosette, oblong lance to spatula-shaped, tapering gradually to winged stalks.
Flower and Petal Description: Purple-lavender, with corolla lobes, turned backward, 5 stamens are united into a yellow to orange tube from which style and anthers protrude. 1 to several flowers nodding on leafless stalks.
Stem Description: Leafless stalks.
Fruit Description: Cylindrical to egg-shaped capsules.
Medicinal Uses: Native Americans used an infusion of this plant as an eyewash.
This flower is native to the area.