Trientalis europaea, SE: Skogsstjärnor, DE: Siebenstern,
NL: Zevenster, UK: chickweed wintergreen, Arctic starflower
|| ||Trientalis europaea L.|
|| ||Skogsstjärnor, duvkulla |
|| ||chickweed wintergreen, Arctic starflower|
|| ||Primulaceae, Primrose family, Viveväxter|
|| ||Perennial, rhizomes|
|| ||20(25)cm, simple, erect|
|| ||Single whorl of hairless obovate to lanceolate leaves which are between two and eight centimetres long and situated at the top of the stem|
|| ||Solitary white flower, corolla with seven oval lobes|
|| ||May, June|
|| ||Spherical, bluish grey, net-patterned, 7-valved capsule|
|| ||Throughout the whole country; on humus in open pine-woods and heather-moors|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Trientalis, Latin, one-third of a foot in height, more or less the height of these small perennials.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.