Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Northern Starflower

Trientalis borealis

Description:

Trientalis borealis is a North American perennial woodland flower that blooms between May and June. They are creeping rhizomes with 8 in. (20 cm) stalks. The white flowers are a star-like shape and have 5-9 petals. This flower is listed as endangered in Georgia and Kentucky and as threatened in Illinois and Tennessee.

Habitat:

The Northern Starflower grows in forests, preferring open shade and moist soil. It will grow in many soil types however, unless the soil is very poor.

Notes:

This summer I noticed many of these pretty little flowers in the local marsh. I had never really seen them in the area I grew up, which isn't far from where I live now. They are a very beautiful flower, most of them I observed were growing just beside the marsh trail.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

eelhsamarie
Spotted by
eelhsamarie

Dryden, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 29, 2013

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team