Sep. 14, 2021

shooting star, Primula meadia

These were once called prairie pointers, but now that we have roads, they are shooting stars. Except in Ohio, where they get to be pride of Ohio. Better than buckeyes! This spring ephemeral grows in slightly damp woods and meadows, and now in gardens. You might see them in AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and MB. Highland Co OH, 4/28/21. Primrose family, Primulaceae.