Star of Bethlehem, Dedalu cina
An attractive wildflower, originally introduced as an ornamental plant. However, the plant’s sap is poisonous. Its leaves have an elongated oval shape, a pointed tip and tooth-like margins. They are arranged in a spiral at the stem base. A single star-shaped flower with five petals grows on a stalk.
Status: Least concern, Introduced (Jamaica)
Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting
Ecological Function: Attracts pollinators
Pollinators: Possibly moths
Moisture: Damp soils
Shade: Full shade, partial shade