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Twinflower

Linnaea borealis

Description:

Delicate wildflower with 'twin' flowers growing on one y stem. Plant is less than 10 cm tall, flowers are 2 - 5 mm long. So beautiful, fragile and fragrant!

Habitat:

Open or dense forest, shrub thickets, muskeg and rocky shorelines at various elevations up to timberline.

Notes:

This flower was supposedly the favourite flower of Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy (the giver of all those Latin names!), and so was named after him by his benefactor Gronovius; borealis means 'northern'.

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4 Comments

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 11 years ago

Thanks Sarala, it was nice to look at your collection today!

Beautiful

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 11 years ago

Thanks Dipika! I love this flower and it brings special memories of summer camping in the Cascade Mountains with it!

Dipika Kalaria
Dipika Kalaria 11 years ago

nice!

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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