Trientalis europaea, SE: Skogsstjärnor, DE: Siebenstern,
NL: Zevenster, UK: chickweed wintergreen, Arctic starflower

Scientific name:  Trientalis europaea L.
Swedish name:  Skogsstjärnor, duvkulla
German name:  Siebenstern
Nederlandse naam:  Zevenster
English name:  chickweed wintergreen, Arctic starflower
Family:  Primulaceae, Primrose family, Viveväxter

Flowers in Sweden

Life form:  Perennial, rhizomes
Stems:  20(25)cm, simple, erect
Leaves:  Single whorl of hairless obovate to lanceolate leaves which are between two and eight centimetres long and situated at the top of the stem
Flowers:  Solitary white flower, corolla with seven oval lobes
Flowering Period:  May, June
Fruits:  Spherical, bluish grey, net-patterned, 7-valved capsule
Habitat:  Throughout the whole country; on humus in open pine-woods and heather-moors

Vilda blommor i Sverige

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trientalis, Latin, one-third of a foot in height, more or less the height of these small perennials.
europaea, European.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Bloemen in Zweden

Flowers in Sweden