Star Flower

Botanical Name: Lysimachia borealis syn. Trientalis borealis

Height: 15 cm.

Bloom Time: June

Growing Conditions: Woodland. Moist, acidic, preferable sandy soil. Dappled shade and cool summer temperatures. It grows in mixed woods and in deciduous woods.

Wildlife Benefits: Pollen for bees. Chipmunks eat the seeds.

Ottawa Valley or Eastern Ontario Seed source: Yes

Similar Species: Indian Cucumber Root.

Remarks: Delicately pretty white flowers have seven petals. Common in woods of the Ottawa area.

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