Trientalis latifolia


Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 121. 1838 ,.

Common names: Western starflower
Synonyms: Alsinanthemum europaeum var. latifolium (Hooker) Greene Trientalis borealis subsp. latifolia (Hooker) Hultén Trientalis europaea var. latifolia (Hooker) Torrey
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 305. Mentioned on page 304.

Stems 10–25 cm. Leaves mostly whorled at stem apex, some alternate on proximal stem; blades of distal leaves elliptic to suborbiculate, (2.4–)4–11 cm × 15–55 mm (narrower in some plants along Vancouver Island and Washington coast), widest ± at midlength (proximal leaves abruptly much smaller, 0.1–0.5 cm × 0.7–1.3 mm, ± scalelike), apex rounded to acute. Pedicels 1–5, 2.9–4.6 cm, shorter than to equaling leaves (sometimes longer in fruit), glabrous or sparsely glandular. Flowers: corolla pink, rose, or pinkish lavender, 4.5–8.8 mm, lobes ovate to lanceolate, apex acuminate or abruptly acute.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Moist coniferous forests, stream banks, ocean cliffs
Elevation: 0-1500 m


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B.C., Yukon, Calif., Idaho, Oreg., Wash.


In British Columbia, Trientalis latifolia is known from scattered populations along the coast and the American border. Specimens from a disjunct population in central Yukon (E. Hultén 1968; W. J. Cody 1996) were not examined.

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Lower Taxa

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B.C. +, Yukon +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
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Flowering summer. +
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Alsinanthemum europaeum var. latifolium +, Trientalis borealis subsp. latifolia +  and Trientalis europaea var. latifolia +
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