Plant Data Sheet


Species Dodecatheon hendersonii, Broad-leaved shooting star




Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada


Climate, elevation

Grows in wet and mild climate at low elevations.


Local occurrence (where, how common)

Commonly found on South Puget Sound Prairies.


Habitat preferences

Well drained soils.


Plant strategy type/successional stage (stress-tolerator, competitor, weedy/colonizer, seral, late successional)



Associated species

Dodecathion pulchellum, Balsamorhiza deltoidea, and other prairie species.


Other common names include:

Mosquito Bills


May be collected as:


Collection restrictions or guidelines

None specified.


Seed germination (needs dormancy breaking?)

Requires cool stratification for at least 6 weeks but has better % germination if left for 12 weeks. Store in moist, sterile, inorganic soil mix at 2-6ēC for six or twelve weeks.


Seed life (can be stored, short shelf-life, long shelf-life)

Not specified.


Recommended seed storage conditions


Propagation recommendations (plant seeds, vegetative parts, cuttings, etc.)



Soil or medium requirements (inoculum necessary?)

None specified.


Installation form (form, potential for successful outcomes, cost)

Seeding or plant installation.


Recommended planting density

Not found.


Care requirements after installed (water weekly, water once etc.)

None specified.


Normal rate of growth or spread; lifespan


Sources cited

Drake Deanne, Kern Ewing, and Patrick Dunn, 1998. Techniques to Promote Germination of Seed from Puget Sound Prairies. Restoration & Management Notes 16:1 Summer.


Pojar, Jim and Andrew MacKinnon. 1994. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast Washington, Oregon British Columbia & Alaska. BC Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 527 p.


Data compiled by (student name and date)

Lara Johnson