Latin name: Primula tetrandra Mast & Reveal
Pronunciation: PRIM-yoo-la tet-TRAN-dra
Common name: Alpine shooting star
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Habitat: Wet places from 4000' to 11,000', montane coniferous forest, San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mts, Mt. Pinos
Blooming period: May to August
Name derivations: 1) Primula 2) tetrandra
Formerly Dodecatheon alpinum