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Trientalis borealis Raf.
USDA Symbol: TRBO2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
CA , CT , DC , DE , GA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV Canada: NL
, SK Native Habitat:
Woodland USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-07-03
Research By: TWC Staff