Star Flower
Trientalis borealis
Family Primulaceae

* Flowers small, white, with up to 7 pointed petals.
* Leaves whorled at the top of the plant.
* Flowers arise from the whorl.
* Height: Up to 10".

Natural History:
* Flowers May - August.
* Habitat: Woods, occasionally alpine environments.
* Range: Northern United States and southern Canada.
* Native.

* In Massachusetts, Star Flower is also called Star-of-Bethlehem.

* "Discriminating people, when they first find its elegant silvery flower growing in the woods beside the violet, call it May-star."
-Susan Cooper, 1850


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008