Mystery plant 083

This plant grows in woodlands or open areas in eastern and central North America.  When you can identify it, please leave its common and scientific names in a comment.  Also, share any personal connection you may have with this plant.

083-a

Leaves

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Flower buds

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Plant in bloom

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Flower

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Dying flowers and seed capsules developing

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Dried seed capsules

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Eastern shooting star (Primula meadia)

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5 Responses to Mystery plant 083

  1. Jacob G. says:

    Dodecatheon meadia
    Shooting Star

  2. Sharon Johnson says:

    I would call this plant a common shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia)

  3. John Petrotta says:

    Mystery plant 083 is Dodecatheon hendersonii

  4. Evan Raskin says:

    I agree, definitely eastern shooting star, Dodecatheon meadia (now Primula meadia). This species is Threatened in North Carolina.

  5. Angelyn says:

    Yes, this is Eastern shooting star (Primula meadia) in the Primulaceae family.

    Until Evan Raskin pointed this out, I was unaware the scientific name had changed. Quite a few reliable internet websites still use the previous scientific name of Dodecatheon meadia.

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