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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trientalis borealis   FAMILY Primulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Trientalis borealis

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Lysimachia borealis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Starflower, Maystar


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image of Trientalis borealis, Northern Starflower, Maystar

JK Marlow    jkm100730_200

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

A white-flowered Lysimachia with only one whorl of leaves (4-10cm long), per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trientalis borealis   FAMILY Primulaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Trientalis borealis

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Lysimachia borealis

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3437

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: northern hardwood forests, 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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