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Linnaea borealis


This tiny flower was the favourite flover of Carl von Linné, known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. He even used the flower as a signet. It has a lovely almond-like smell.


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Wikipedia: The genus Linnaea is now considered to include only a single, circumboreal species, Linnaea borealis, with three subspecies generally recognized: Linnaea borealis subsp. borealis - Europe Linnaea borealis subsp. americana - North America (formerly classified as the species Linnaea americana) Linnaea borealis subsp. longiflora - Asia, and western North America (from Alaska to California)

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Tiz 10 years ago

Thank you very much Yuko :)

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Precious! I love Twinflowers. :-)

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Nora-Skogs församling, Västernorrlands län, Sweden

Spotted on Jun 23, 2013
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

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