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Trientalis borealis Raf.
USDA Symbol: TRBO2
Starflower is one of the few flowers that has seven petals. Two delicate, star-shaped white flowers open above a whorl of green leaves on each plant. So long as the weather does not get too warm, Starflowers will bloom for a couple of weeks. (Andy Fyon)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, WV Canada: NL
, SK Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2014-02-03
Research By: TWC Staff