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Linnaea borealis


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.


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


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

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Washington, USA

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

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