2014 Wildflowers and Wild Plants
Sweden, Maine

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May 19
Starflower (Trientalis borealis) is another very common and widespread wildflower in our woods.  Since I've been paying more attention to the sequence of blooms this year, I notice that the little white starflowers will take the place of the little white goldthread blossoms on the floor of the woods.

The leaves are whorled around the stem making a circle about 4 to 5 inches in diameter.  The flowers are about 3/4 inch across.

A close-up of the starflower.

Photo from May 21.