Wildflowers & Insects - JohnAshleyFineArt
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"Shooting Stars"

Our little Shooting Stars are perennial, native wildflowers that don't bloom in their first year. The Latin genus name ("Dodecatheon") translates to "twelve gods," and folklore said that the flowers point westward, keeping settlers on course as they crossed the Great Plains. In the east, Native American women wore the flowers in their hair to cast a love spell on certain men during dances - I'm pretty sure that would work on me!

Shooting StarswildflowerDodecatheon pulchellumMontanaJohn Ashley