lørdag 1. juni 2013

Today´s flowers; Trientalis europaea, skogstjerne




Trientalis europaea is a plant in the Myrsinaceae family called by the common name chickweed wintergreen or Arctic starflower. It is a small herbaceous perennial plant with one or more whorls of obovate leaves The leaves take on a copper hue in late summer. The solitary white flowers (1–2 cm diameter, usually with 6-8 petals) appear in midsummer. Trientalis europaea occurs throughout boreal regions of Europe and Asia, but is largely replaced by Trientalis borealis in corresponding habitats in North America.
This is a woodland indicator species, and in Scotland it is found on acid, organic soils, mainly in pine, birch and oak woodland and moorland which has supported woodland in the past. The plant is a weak competitor, rarely reproducing by seed but forming extensive clonal populations interconnected by rhizomes during the growing season. The rhizomes and above-ground parts are deciduous, the plant forming overwintering tubers. The range of the plant is changing little in Scotland, but it has declined in northern England due to woodland clearance and moor burning. It is classified as an endangered plant in some areas. Source
Skogstjerne, flerårig urt i nøkleblomfamilien. 5–20 cm høy, med ugrenet, spinkel stengel med små skjellaktige blad og en krans med større blad. En enkelt eller et par toppstilte blomster med sju hvite kronblad. Vanlig i skogen og på fjellet opptil 1500–1600 moh. Kilde 



5 kommentarer:

  1. Wonderful photos, like works of art. Thank you for sharing your Trientalis europaea with Today's Flowers, and for the interesting information also.

    Denise
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

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  2. Skogsstjärnorna är så söta! Hos oss har de också precis börjat blomma, något tidigare än vanligt.
    Ha en fortsatt trevlig helg! :)

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  3. So beautiful!!! These grow in the forest behind my house. I Heart Macro opens tonight at 8pm EST at my blog if you want to join the fun:-)

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  4. lovely...it looks dusted in fairy powder.:p

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  5. Very pretty. Sorry for the late visit. Hope you'd find time to visit my Duranta Repens.

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