Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Northern Starflower
Trientalis borealis
Family: Primulaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

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Habitat:
Lower somewhat rocky slope of mesophytic forest.

Species Description:
Short-lived perennial.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early May to late June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Plant about 1-2 dm in height. Acuminate leaves are in a single terminal whorl and a small scale leaf at the middle of the stem. Flowers 7-merous (7 of each flower part) with white petals.

Management:
Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.


Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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