Shooting Stars Shooting Stars are one of my favorite plants. They are usually found in abundance at the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada where you will find fields of them after the snow melts. but are uncommon in the foothills. I am not sure if they are two different varieties. When I do see them in this area, it is usually just a couple of plants and chances are they are mixed in with tall grass so are not easily seen. Enjoy and stay healthy and have a wonderful day.