Starflower – 5/19/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/19/19

Observation Time: 2:35 p.m.

Observation Location: Billings Loop Botanical Trail

Common Name: Starflower

Scientific Name: Lysimachia borealis

Comments: Formerly known as Trientalis borealis, it has been shuffled around to new species name Lysimachia borealis (same genus as the yellow Loosestrifes) and moved to the Myrsinaceae (Myrsine) family. This member of the primrose family likes moist woods. It blooms in May. Please do not dig up native wildflowers. They typically do not survive transplantation.

More Information: Minnesota Wildflowers