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Perennial herb, low, glabrous; roots tuber-like. Stem: erect, simple. Leaf: at base of stem scale-like, others (cauline) well developed, mostly in ± 1 whorl near stem tip. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils of few uppermost leaves; pedicels slender. Flower: parts generally in 5s to 7s; sepals ± free, persistent; corolla spreading, ± flat, = or > calyx, generally white or ± pink to rose, lobes free ± to base; filaments fused at base, slender, anthers oblong. Fruit: 5-valved, spheric. Seed: few.
3 species: North America, northern Eurasia. (Latin: 1/3 foot, from height of plant)

Key to Trientalis

1. Corolla generally white; pedicels > leaves; cauline leaves mostly in ± 1 whorl near stem tip, a few alternate, distributed along stem below ..... T. europaea

1' Corolla generally ± pink to rose; pedicels generally < leaves; cauline leaves all in ± 1 whorl near stem tip ..... T. latifolia


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