Native American plants in the genus Eurybia are known for their star-shaped flowers. The flowers can be found in various colors but most often appear yellow, white, or red. Therefore, they are sometimes called starry Eurabia and Eurabia stars.
Star-shaped flowers are bilaterally symmetrical flowers. Being exotic and funky, they can be an excellent addition to any garden. The starry flowers come in many colors, including red, yellow, pink, white, and orange. However, to grow these flowers at home is somewhat tricky as they require more warmth than other types of flowers during wintertime.
Interestingly, many star-shaped flowers have a sweet aromatic smell that gets accentuated in the evenings.
Best Star-Shaped Flowers
Let us explore all star-shaped flowers in the flower world.
Commonly known as the African lily (or the lily of the Nile in Britain) and the flower of love, the Agapanthus is native to southern Africa. It grows mainly in shady areas where it's protected from the heat of the African sun.
The star-shaped flowers of Boronia plants have long enchanted bushwalkers in different parts of Australia, from the east coast to the west coast. The Boronia genus includes around 160 species of flowering plants in the Rutaceae (citrus) family. Flowers are available in yellow, pink, and brown.
Browallia earns its common names sapphire flower and amethyst flower for its bright, star-shaped blue flowers that stand out like jewels against the bright green leaves of the plant. The oval, pale green leaves are up to 3-inches long. It produces bright blue, purple, or white flowers and thrives in shaded or partially shaded locations.
Bryonia dioica, commonly known as White Bryony and Black Bryony, also ladies' seal or English mandrake, is a perennial climber from Southern and Central Europe. White Bryony (Bryonia dioica) is a climber in the Cucurbitaceae (cucumber) family that develops multiple stems and forms greenish flowers in summer.
Buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliate), commonly known as marsh trefoil or bogbean, is an emergent rhizomatous perennial that generally grows in shallow water at the edge of lakes/ponds in swamps. The 5-petaled star-shaped hairy whitish flowers bloom in terminal clusters on stems up to 12 inches tall in May and June.
The Bulbophyllum genus consists of mainly lithophytic and epiphytic orchids in the Orchidaceae family. Bulbophyllum orchids are found in various habitats in most of the world's warmer regions, including Latin America, South Asia, Africa, the West Indies, and several islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The flowers are scented with small green, brown, or yellow petals.
Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) is a common houseplant cultivated for its eye-catching foliage. This evergreen plant varies widely in leaf pattern and color, and wide varieties have been developed. The whitish male flowers with 5 small petals and 20-30 star-shaped stamens appear in separate inflorescences as the yellowish female flowers without petals.
As a plant that symbolizes high mountains, the edelweiss has many admirers. We appreciate its tender beauty and the myths that surround it. The alpine edelweiss is the sole representative of the 40 known species of edelweiss found in the mountains of Asia and Central Europe. The delicate, vivid white flowers of this plant are legendary.
Chionodoxa forbesii is commonly referred to as the Glory-of-the-Snow because it flowers early enough that its flowers often protrude directly from the snow. The small, upturned flowers are pale blue with a whitish center, making them nearly translucent or glassy.
Paris japonica is a slow-growing perennial plant native to Japan with a height of 6-12 inches. Japanese Canopy plants have white and showy flowers in a pedicel. The flowers are star-shaped with 10 tepals.
Broussaisia arguta, also known as the Kanawao, is a perennial in the Hydrangeaceae (hydrangea) family, native to Hawaii. It's the only species in the monotypic Broussaisia genus. As with common hydrangea varieties, their blooms range from creamy yellow to blue, lavender, and magenta, but the resemblance ends there.
Madder (Rubia tinctorum) is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Rubiaceae family of coffee and bedstraw. Madder flowers are tiny and between 3 and 5 mm in diameter. Each flower has 5 petals in shades of yellow, and they bloom in summer.
Myrtles belong to the flower family Myrtaceae and the genus Myrtus. Myrtus is the genus, but there are 3 different species, Myrtus Nivellei, Myrtus Phillyreifolia, and Myrtus Communis. The star-shaped flower has 5 petals and sepals as well as many stamens.
When we think of oranges, we often think of their refreshing citrus flavor, vitamin C, and juice. However, we seldom think of them coming from trees that produce orange blossoms with an equally attractive fragrance. The flowers are star-shaped, white, and of course, have a strong scent of citrus notes and sweet, sweet, soapy undertones.
Ornithogalum, often known as Star of Bethlehem or Wonder Flowers, are beautiful spring flowers that are easy to love and even easier to please. Species typically have linear basal leaves, and a thin stem up to 30 cm tall with white star-shaped flowers often streaked with green.
Queen's Cup (Clintonia uniflora) is a perennial plant of the liliaceae (lily) family native to western North America's mountainous regions. There are 5 species of Clintonia, 1 in Asia and 4 in North America.
Native to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caucasus, Scabiosa includes around 70 species of small annual and perennial herbaceous plants that belong to the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle) family. These plants are mainly recognized by their unique appearance and genus name.
Dodecatheon media, a shooting star, is a very popular native North American wildflower, commonly found in open woods, prairies, meadows, rocky wooded slopes, and bluff ledges. The shooting star is a plant species in the Primulaceae (primrose) family. There are more than 17 species in the Dodecatheon genus.
Tricyrtis affinis is a perennial Japanese plant of the Liliaceae. This species is endemic to Japan and can grow to a height of 30-60 cm. The flowers of Tricyrtis affinis are white with purple spots. The flowers have six free tepals in two whorls. Tricyrtis is a symbol of fertility.
Trientalis borealis is a star-shaped perennial wild-flowering plant native to the North American forests that bloom from May to June. Each stem has a whorl of 5 to 9 lance-shaped leaves at its end, with 1 or 2 white, green, or brown flowers on smaller stems extending from the center of the whorl.