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Connecticut Plants
Starflower
Lysimachia borealis (Raf.) U. Manns & A. Anderb.

Starflower has the unusual feature of being based on sevens; it typically has seven leaves, seven petals, and seven sepals.

  • Synonyms: Trientalis borealis Raf.
  • Family: colicwood (Myrsinaceae)
  • Habitat: cool woods, high slopes, peaty soil
  • Height: 4-8 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native
Trientalis borealis Raf.
Trientalis borealis Raf.