Today we are back to small flowers, with this delicate starflower. Our star for the day, it is a perennial with seven petalled flowers – which is unusual in itself – that only blooms in May and June and is particularly found in woodlands in Nova Scotia, although also seen in other parts of Northern North America. This was a delightful discovery for me, as I had (once again) never noticed it before. Each stalk bears one or two of these little flowers, which afterwards produce small brown pods, with only a few seeds. Once the heat sets in they no longer bloom, so now I must wait until next Spring to see them again and study them more closely. I wish you all a good start to your week and send a hug out to you all. A Flower a Day #282  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers I post, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-) )

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4 Responses

  1. I believe I have seen this little piece of white in our woods here. However, I never noticed how exquisite it is, how elegant in its simple perfection. Each petal matched with a slender pistol topped with a golden stigma offset against it, a pinnacle of artistry and taste. I shall not pass by this again (although I may have missed it now for this year) without stopping to properly admire the flower in its rightful spot. Thank you, Ellie, for another fine revelation.

    1. I’m so happy to have introduced you to the starflower, in all its exquisite tiny elegance. I hope you remember to look next year to see it up close and personal. Thank you, Janet, for your comment.

  2. Thanks Ellie it is a beautiful little flower. Again a unique design contrasting colours but like you say not around for a very long. Hope you have a beautiful day. Hugs to you and Steve

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