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