~ ARCTIC STARFLOWER in ALASKA ~


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General Plant Information



  Common Name:

  Scientific Name:
  Arctic starflower,
  Chickweed Wintergreen
  Trientalis europaea
  Family:
  Genus:
  Myrsinaceae
  Trientalis
  Habitat:
  Sun Exposure:
  Mountainous Areas
  Direct Sun
  Overall Height:
  Flower Size:
  2 to 3 inches
  1/3 to 1/2 inch
  Flower Color:



Trientalis europaea, commonly known as Arctic Starflower or Chickweed Wintergreen, can be found in mountainous areas. These small flowers can either have 6 or 7 white petals. As the name suggests, the overall shape of the flower is reminiscent of a star.

The Arctic Starflower usually sports a single flower per plant. On the mountain slopes of Alaska, the plant with the flower stalk is rarely over 3 inches tall due to the arid conditions it has to endure.



Close up of Starflower with Leaves















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