Monday, April 20, 2009

Dodecatheon meadia

Photo Quiz Answer showing the old flower stalkScott and Keith both got the answer. Habitat was a little funny. The site was in east central Indiana (Henry County) on a hillside that had a fen at the base. The Shooting Star was growing all the way from the top of the hill to the edge of the fen. The flowers were budding last Wednesday (4/15), so they may be blooming by now. Shooting Star grows at Cabin Creek Bog (fen) in nearby Randolph County, so I guess it doesn't always have to be dry.


Keith said...

Huh, now that you mention it growing in a fen, I recall seeing it all over the place at Suman Fen in Porter County.

Scott said...

Also in Springfield Fen in LaPorte County, though in a slightly drier portion of the prairie fen.

Brad said...

Also Bakertown Fen in Berrien Co., MI and formerly Dayton Prairie (really a fen) a few miles from there. Bakertown contains the only extant population of this species in the Lower Peninsula; the other is in Menominee County in the UP's "banana belt."