Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3437

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in , rich slope forests, often in second-growth areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
A single terminal whorl

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
7 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lysimachia borealis   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trientalis borealis ssp. borealis   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Trientalis borealis

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Trientalis borealis

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Starflower, Maystar