Star Flower

Trientalis borealis

Family Primrose (Primulaceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Moist deciduous forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 4-10″
Flower Flowers are white with 7 sharply pointed petals 1/2″ wide on thin delicate stalks rising above the leaves. Often 2 flowers per plant.
Leaf Leaves are shiny, long tapered, and forma single whorl below the flower 2-4″ long. Margins are mostly smooth.
Notes The Star Flower is a small delicate plant that grows in moist areas with mosses and usually in clumps or clusters. It’s seven-petal flower is unusual in the plant world.

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