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.
Plate III. Star Flower. - T. Americana