Flowers That Look Like Stars

Nature has somehow managed to give us flowers that can take the shape of random objects. Some flowers can look like birds, while other cans look like fairies. Nature just never ceases to amaze. However, we’ll focus on something a bit more simple today; star-shaped flowers.

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Many flowers can look like stars. We’ve selected 11 of these flowers and tried to make each one of them as unique as possible.

While most of the flowers you’ll see resemble that star we used to draw in kindergarten, you’ll see a couple of flowers that are pretty unusual. (Spoiler: one of them looks like a sea star!)

1.  Stargazer Lily

Anyone can guess that a flower named Stargazer Lily will look like a star, and they would be right.

Stargazer Lily is an oriental lily that thrives best in full sunlight and bloom in early summer.

If you look at a Stargazer Lily flower, you’ll notice how it’s more of a collection of stars than just one star. This is because the petals aren’t on the same level, which gives the illusion that there’s a star on a star.

The flower star has a color mix of pinkish-red, white, pink, and some hints of yellow. There are also some dark pink dots scatted all over the petal.

Read more: 10 Flowers That Look Like Roses

2.  Zephyr Lily

Also known as the Rain Lily or the Fairy Lilly, Zephyr Lily is a star-resembling flower native to South America.

Much like Stargazer Lillies, Zephyr Lilies also prefer the full sun treatment and bloom early in the summer.

As for the color range, the most common colors of Zephyr Lillies are white and pink. You can also see a green stamen in the center of the flower paired with some yellow extensions and a white halo.

Zephyr Lilies are natural pest repellants. You can expect a less abundance of pests in your garden if you plant some Zephyr Lilies around. They also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, which are the main contributors to the reproduction of the flowers.

Keep in mind that Zephyr Lilies naturally grow near rivers and ponds. So, if you plan to plant some of them in your garden, you should select an area near a small pond or some running water.

3.  Spring Starflower

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Another flower that hints at its shape by its name is the Spring Starflower. This time, they’re also telling you when they bloom, as spring is their favorite season.

Spring Starflowers are most commonly white. But they can also be blue, purple, or in between.

So far, we’ve kept the theme of full sun treatment, and Spring Starflowers aren’t an exception. The petals won’t lose their color or burn if they’re constantly exposed to direct sunlight.

Appearance-wise, Spring Starflowers have five or six uniformly-colored petals. The center of the flower is brown with some yellow spots where most of the smell originates.

That brings us to a rather unusual fact bout this flower. Generally, we all associate flowers with the sweet, romantic fragrance they emit, right?

Spring Starflowers, on the other hand, have a mild scent of garlic or onion, making them rather unpleasant to smell.

4.  Egyptian Starflower

It’s just so easy to name a star-shaped flower. Egyptian Starflower, or Star Cluster, is a beautiful flower native to Egypt and East Africa.

Egyptian Starflowers grow in collections or ‘clusters’ of flowers. The plant looks like a base of deep green foliage that gathers every few flowers together in a bouquet on a stem.

As for the flowers themselves, they often have five petals with one uniform color. Sometimes you can see a transition between two colors that are close on the spectrum, like pink and white, or red and pink, which adds even more to the beauty of the flower.

Egyptian Starflowers can grow up to 36 inches and, if the temperature is hot enough, up to 48 inches.

Full sun treatment combined with high temperatures, high humidity, and moist soil will ensure Egyptian Starflowers’ best possible growth experience.

5.  Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem belongs to the winter lily family. If you plant Stars of Bethlehem in the fall, they will bloom around May of the following year.

Appearance-wise, a Star of Bethlehem resembles the cluster grouping of Egyptian Starflowers. Up to 20 star-shaped flowers can grow on each stem. The flowers themselves consist of 5 or 6 petals that are white with some green strips.

Unfortunately, Stars of Bethlehem are toxic to both people and animals. Should you see any of them while walking your dog, make sure that he doesn’t eat any part of the plant.

6.  Starfish Flower

Starfish flowers look a lot more like a sea star than the traditional drawing of stars in our mind. However, a star is a star, and thus, it deserves a spot on our list.

Starfish Flowers are large, 12-inch wide flowers that are native to South Africa. They bloom between late summer and early fall. They’re also able to tolerate high temperatures, which is why they’re a good choice for water conservation gardens.

People who grow Starfish Flowers do so only because of their unusual appearance. But, unfortunately, Starfish Flowers have an unpleasant, mildly-moldy scent that can set off most people.

So, if you see one of these, don’t try to smell it.

7.  Star Jasmine

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If there’s one word to describe Star Jasmine, it’s the word ‘unique.’

Star Jasmine’s color pattern doesn’t look any different than normal Jasmines. The difference appears in the petals.

Each of Star Jasmine’s petals is twisted or ‘twirled’ around itself to give the shape of a cone or a funnel. These cones then lean in the same direction to draw a star uniquely.

Star Jasmines bloom in spring and summer. They are extremely fragrant and will please anyone who smells them.

So, if you see one of these, smell it!

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8.  Woodruff

Woodruffs are white, beautiful four-petalled flowers from the Rubiaceae family. The name Woodruffs comes from the most common natural habitat; the woods.

Woodruff flowers often have spaces between their pointy petals, which gives them a relatively similar appearance to stars. They bloom around May and July and are very fragrant.

Finding seeds for Woodruffs isn’t difficult. It’s planting them that’s a little tricky. Woodruffs reproduce very quickly and can rapidly spread and compete with other plants over nutrients.

To prevent Woodruffs from getting out of control, plant them to be surrounded by other plants.

9.  Grass Lily

Grass Lillies are beautiful white flowers that bloom between late spring and fall. These flowers have beautiful, creamy white petals that sort of have another mini flower in the middle.

Grass lilies are great additions to any garden. They love the full sun treatment and need well-drained soil to thrive.

If you decide to grow Grass Lillies in your garden, there are two things you should keep in mind.

One, they need constantly moisturized soil. You’ll need to water them enough for the soil to stay moist but not stagnant. Stagnating water will lead to mold formation and root rot.

Two, mites and bugs love to feed on Grass Lillies. Therefore, you should use pesticides to keep uninvited guests away from your precious flowers.

10.  Scarlet Rose Mallow

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Scarlet Rose Mallow or Red Hibiscus is a perennial flower native to Georgia and Alabama. It blooms in early summer and matures in early fall.

Scarlet Rose Mallow’s petals have a beautiful vibrant red color that rests on a light green cup. This flower can grow up to eight feet high and will attract butterflies to your garden.

It’s an excellent choice for any garden but growing it can be a little tricky. You need around six hours of full sun paired with two hours of shade daily. So it’s better to plant them in areas where the sun’s rays won’t constantly fall.

11.  Impala Lily

Impala Lillies are evergreen star-shaped flowers, which means that they’ll keep blooming even through autumn.

These pretty flowers come in shades of yellow, orange, peach, and red. Sometimes you’ll get a color grading between the edge and the center of the flower where the lighter shade lies close to the center.

If you decide to plant Impala Lillies in your garden, you’ll need to keep them in partial shade areas. As for the soil, you need to keep it moist but not stagnant.

To test if your soil is moist enough, dip your finger or a wooden rod of the same length as your finger inside. When the moisture is less than ⅓ of the wooden rod, your Lily needs a bit more water.

That’s it

There are many more flowers that look like stars out there. So we tried to limit our list to the ones where each flower has a unique feature.

Truthfully, all flowers are unique in their own way. We just wanted different flavors on our list. Hopefully, you enjoyed it.