Trientalis

Trientalis is genus in the Myrsinaceae family with three species. Members of the genus occur in North America and northern Eurasia.


Trientalis borealis is native to North American woodlands. The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Trientalis borealis, Michigan, Nhu NguyenTrientalis borealis, Michigan, Nhu Nguyen

Trientalis europaea is native to the boreal regions of Europe and Asia. Plants overwinter as tubers.


Trientalis latifolia is a fall and winter dormant perennial with a deep-seated tuber. It is a short plant of the shaded northwest forests with white to pale pink star-like flowers that appear in spring. The first 2 photos were taken in May 2003 in Sonoma County, California by Bob Rutemoeller. The last photo was taken by Nhu Nguyen.

Trientalis latifolia, Bob RutemoellerTrientalis latifolia, Bob RutemoellerTrientalis latifolia, Nhu Nguyen

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