Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Trientalis borealis Raf. subsp. borealis image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Family Primulaceae
Trientalis borealis Raf. subsp. borealis
American starflower
Trientalis: Latin name meaning "third part of a foot," referring to height of plant
borealis: northern
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb; from slender rhizomes
Flower: white, 7 or more-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, saucer-shaped, petals pointed; inflorescence of 1 or more, long-stalked flowers from the leaf axils; blooms May-June
Leaf:clustered in a whorl at the top of the stem; also usually with a small, scale-like leaf near the middle of the stem
Habitat: moderate moisture; forests, bogs; in rich soil

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