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Shooting Stars

Shooting Star wildflowers (Dodecatheon species) are found in Alaska. Species include the Western Arctic Shooting Star (Dodecatheon frigidum), the Pretty Shooting Star (Dodecatheon pulchellum), and the Tall Mountain Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi). 

Shooting Stars are common in damp areas, such as wetlands or along riverbanks. Look for them in Valdez at the Duck Flats or along Mineral Creek. 

shooting star wildflowers growing in a field. Mountains in background.

Shooting Stars. Photo by Meta Mendenhall. 

Wildflowers of the National Forests in Alaska

A guide to Alaskan wildflowers. From the USDA Forest Service

Valdez Highlights