Starflower (Trientalis borealis)
Bloom time: May – June
General: Starflower is a common woodland plant, particularly in Nova Scotia.
Leaves & Twigs:
Flowers & Fruits
Habitat: The starflower is usually found in openings in mixed woods.
PlantWatch Pointers: Select a typical patch of plants, if the plants are very abundant, mark off a l-metre-square section to observe.
- First bloom: when the first flowers are open in the observed plants.
- Mid bloom: when 50% of the flowers are open in the observed plants.
This species is monitored in:
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
The roots of starflower were used by Aboriginal hunters to make a smoke mixture to attract deer.