Good morning everyone! Welcome back to our wildflower series! Today’s wildflower is the “starflower”. These little flowers, about half an inch (1.2cm) across, are found right across Canada and in the eastern US, plus western US states in the mountains. They prefer shady wooded areas that are fairly moist. Usually just one flower atop the plant on a very thin stalk, but sometimes there will be 2 or 3 flowers per plant. They are about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15cm) tall and the flowers are pure white. For us they bloom around late May and into June, but in years with a late spring they don’t bloom until June. In some areas the forest floor can be full of these bright little flowers. They are pollinated by native bees and sometimes other small insects. They look so delicate but are a very hardy native wildflower. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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