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Star of Bethlehem

Hippobroma longiflora, Rapuntium longiflora, Isotoma longiflora


A low annual herb, erect, spreading, branched or simple. smooth or slightly hairy, about 30-50 cm high. Leaves are alternate, soft, and lanceolate, with or without stalks, with serrate margins, narrow at both ends, pointed at the tip. Flowers are white, five-lobed and star-shaped. borne singly at the axils of leaves. The five lobes ae linear, denticulate, about 1.5 cm long. Calyx is green and five-angled. source:


Found this on a stone path at St. Joseph's Resthouse in Sagada.

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Mountain Province, Philippines

Lat: 17.08, Long: 120.90

Spotted on Oct 20, 2009
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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