Answer: The plant you're looking for is Dodecatheon hendersonii. A member of the Primulaceae family, it's sometimes called Shooting Star. It's native to the west, and seeds are difficult to come by, except through nurseries specializing in native plants.
Try contacting Las Pilitas Nursery, Las Pilitas Rd., Santa Margarita, CA 93453. Phone (805) 438-5992.
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