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Twinflower

Linnaea borealis

Description:

Creeping evergreen vine, often forming large mats. Stems with short-petioled leaves. Leaves opposite, oval, shiny, with few shallow teeth on upper edges. Flowers in pair at top of leafless, 2 in., erect stalk. Flowers are fragrant, pale pink, trumpet-shaped, nodding bells. Seed, when dry, has sticky hairs that attach to passing creatures for dispersal.

Habitat:

Grows in moist shady woods, forests, from near coastline to timberline.

Notes:

Spotted on the Mt. Townsend Trail in the Olympic National Forest.

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YukoChartraw
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YukoChartraw

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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