Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Dodecatheon frenchii (Vasey) Rydb. image
Photographer: Paul L. Redfearn, Jr.           
Family Primulaceae
Dodecatheon frenchii (Vasey) Rydb.
[Excluded] French's shooting-star
Dodecatheon: from Greek dodeka, "twelve;" thios, "god(s)." One source implies it was considered to be powerful medicine and under the care of the twelve leading gods, and another suggests that because the flowers sometimes appear in clusters of twelve
frenchii: for George Hazen French, discoverer of species in 1871
Status: Excluded

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Dodecatheon meadia L. subsp. membranaceum R.Knuth
Dodecatheon meadia L. var. frenchii Vasey

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