Family

Primrose.

Colour

White.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

New England southward and westward.

Time Of Bloom

May.

Flowers: small; terminal; solitary. Calyx: of six, or seven sepals. Corolla: wheel-shaped; of six, or seven pointed petals. Stamens: numerous. Pistils: four to fifteen. Leaves: sessile; long; narrow and whorled below the flower. Stem: erect; slender. Rootstock: slender.

Growing near the anemone and often near the wild strawberry, we find in the spring woods this prim little blossom. Its appearance is crisp and pert-like, and although it evades us and hides itself behind its handsome leaves, we may hardly fancy that it does so from shyness; but rather that it is mischievously teasing its seeker and peeping out its bright face to laugh at him as he passes on.

Star Flower Trientalis Americana 186