Early Spring Flowers

Shooting Star

Definitely one of the prettiest prairie flowers blooming in early spring. This perennial has basal only oblong leaves. Flowering stalk grows from the rosette of leaves and can carry several blooms that hang downward. Five white or pink petals reflex upwards, resembling the tail of a shooting star.
Shooting Star. Falls Creek Gorge, IN

Scientific Name: Dodecatheon meadia
Shooting Star at Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL