**Ground Cover with Small White Star-Shaped Flowers

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  1. Betsy

    Betsy New Seed

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    This plant has flowers that are shaped in a 6-pointed star. The leaves are a medium green and it lies low on the ground. A friend said that it is "arithonium", but we think it is spelled wrong. Any ideas?
    Here's a photo: http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z219/BCousineau/
     



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    Ground Cover with Small White Star-Shaped Flowers

    Having trouble with the picture, so I'm trying again.

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    Frank Happy Gardening Staff Member Administrator

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    I think your friend may have meant Erythronium but I don't think that's what it is. Is it possible to get a closer view of one of the flowers Betsy?
     
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    Ground Cover with Small White Star-Shaped Flowers - IDed

    Mystery solved. I emailed Vickie in the Garden Shop at Lakewold Gardens in Tacoma, WA I saw this flower blooming at Lakewold last weekend. She replied saying: "This is an Anemone nemorosa 'pleniflora'. I had some earlier in the spring. Most of the time you can find the single anemones but the double ones are a little bit more rare." I did a Google Image search on this plant name and found numerous close-ups of the flowers.
     
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    Frank Happy Gardening Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes that looks like it Betsy. Glad you got the mystery solved. Sorry we didn't solve it straight away for you but please challenge us again sometime soon ;)
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Those are gorgeous Betsy, I'm glad you found out what it is!