||Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia, an Eastern U.S. variety of this genus has little documented use. This plant was found in the Prairie at Fernwood Botanic Gardens.|
||Western varieties of shooting star, D.
hendersonii, D. jeffreyi, D, pulchellum in order as a sedative,
love potent, beadwork pattern for moccasins, vests and other clothing.
Roots of D. hendersonii were reportedly roasted and eaten, small and much effort for so little harvest.
Flowers of D. hendersonii and D. jeffreyi are reportedly edible. Leaves of these two species have been as salad greens according to Francois Couplan in his book, The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America.