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

Lower somewhat rocky slope of mesophytic forest.

Species Description:
Short-lived perennial.

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.

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

Global Range:

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
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