Flora of the Southeastern United States
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PRIMULACEAE

Primula meadia (Linnaeus) A.R. Mast & Reveal. Eastern Shooting Star. Phen: Late Mar-early Jun; late May-Jun. Hab: Rich forests, woodlands, and rock outcrops (primarily calcareous or mafic), especially with nutrient-rich seepage, prairies, bluffs. Dist: MD and PA west to s. WI, se. MN, IA, and OK, south to sc. SC, n. GA, n. FL (Gadsden County), AL, and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, Fl5, K4, Ky, Mi, Mo3, NY, Va, WH3, Mast & Reveal (2007); = Dodecatheon meadia – FNA8, K3, NcTx, Pa, RAB, Tx, W, WV, Oberle & Esselman (2011); > Dodecatheon brachycarpa – S; > Dodecatheon hugeri – S; > Dodecatheon meadia – S; > Dodecatheon meadia ssp. brachycarpum – K1; > Dodecatheon meadia ssp. meadia – K1; > Dodecatheon meadia var. brachycarpum – C, F, G, GrPl, Il, Fassett (1944); > Dodecatheon meadia var. genuinum – Fassett (1944); > Dodecatheon meadia var. meadia – C, F, G, GrPl, Il, Fassett (1944); > Dodecatheon meadia var. obesum – Fassett (1944)

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