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Scientific name

Lysimachia borealis


Starflower is a perennial wildflower that grows to about 10 cm tall. Starflower leaves are arranged in a whorl at the top of the stem, are elliptic to lanceolate, and have entire margins. The small white flowers are star shaped, arise from the leaf axils, and usually have 7 petals. Starflower can form colonies due to it’s rhizomatous root system.

Planting conditions

Starflower prefers moist soils, but will also grow in dry soils. It is adapted to a wide range of soils, including sand, clay, and loam. Starflower thrives in soils with a neutral or acidic Ph. It is a shade-tolerant species that prefers partial shade conditions. Starflower can naturally be found growing in forests, swamps, and bogs.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 10 cm
  • Spread:
    • 10 cm