Lysimachia borealis


Common Names: Starflower
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Primrose family


Syn. Trientalis borealis. A North American woodland perennial. Starflowers are creeping rhizomes with 8 inch vertical stalks. Each stalk has a whorl of 5 to 9 lanceolate leaves at its tip, with one or two white flowers on smaller stalks extending from the center of the whorl. The flowers are about 0.5 inches across and consist of five to nine petals that form a star-like shape. This species is sometimes confused with Medeola virginiana (Indian cucumber), however Medeola virginiana has leaves that are more radially symmetrical and a thicker white root. The two share a very similar habitat and are often seen within proximity of each other.

Most commonly found in mixed and deciduous forests. Blooms between May and June.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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