Stem. - Smooth, erect. Leaves. - Thin, pointed, whorled at the summit of the stem. Flowers. - White, delicate, star-shaped. Calyx. - Generally seven-parted. Corolla. - Generally seven-parted, flat, spreading. - Stamens. - Four or five. Pistil. - One.

Finding this delicate flower in the May woods, one is at once reminded of the anemone. The whole effect of plant, leaf, and snow-white blossom is starry and pointed. The frosted tapering petals distinguish it from the rounded blossoms of the wild strawberry, near which it often grows.

Star Flower.   T. Americana.

Plate III. Star Flower. - T. Americana