Trientalis borealis

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Trientalis borealis
Trientalis borealis, Québec (Matthieu Gauvain).JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Trientalis
Species: T. borealis
Binomial name
Trientalis borealis

Trientalis borealis, synonym Lysimachia borealis,[1] also known as the starflower,[2] is a North American woodland perennial that blooms between May and June. Starflowers are creeping rhizomes with 8 inch (20 cm) vertical stalks. Each stalk has a whorl of 5-9 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 (11 mm) across and consist of five to nine petals that form a star-like shape.[3]

Trientalis borealis is listed as endangered by Georgia and Kentucky and is listed as threatened by Illinois and Tennessee.[4]


  1. ^ [1], Canadensys
  2. ^ "Trientalis borealis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  3. ^ Trientalis borealis Northern Starflower Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ Trientalis borealis Raf. ssp. borealis USDA Retrieved 3 November 2017.