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Nature Pick: Shooting Stars


November 5, 2020

Rick Clark

Dodecatheon pulchellum - Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

"I'll toss my coins in the fountain,

Look for clovers in grassy lawns

Search for shooting stars in the night

Cross my fingers and dream on."

~ Tracy Chapman

Lincoln, Montana is lucky enough to see two varieties of shooting stars over the course of the year. Dodecatheon pulchellum, also called the darkthroat, pretty, or prairie shooting star, is native to Montana and shows up in...

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