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Spring Wildflower Walk

Shooting Stars

shooting star

Cranesbill, star shower, diamond-sparks—these are all names for this plant. Can you guess why? This plant, abundant during the days of prairie settlers, can still be found in prairies and dry woods. It grows to 2 feet and sends up flower-spikes in late spring. The nodding flowers have backward pointing petals. Linnaeus, the first father of botany, gave the shooting-star its scientific name, "Dodecatheon," Latin for twelve gods.






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