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Linnaea borealis


This is a small, delicate plant often standing only a few inches above the surrounding mosses and lichens. Its twin flowers are a lovely lavender shade.


This plant is found throughout the northern realm of the northern hemisphere with its range dropping south in mountainous country. I find this plant frequently in the northern boreal forests, where I wilderness canoe.

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Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Thanks Emma and Susan.

Bejoubum, I didn't know that, but it is such an elegant, delicate flower that I'm not surprised.

bejoubum 8 years ago

the provincial emblem of Smaland, Sweden...gorgeous!

SusanEllison 9 years ago

superb shot!

Hema 9 years ago

so elegant!

Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2006
Submitted on Jun 15, 2011

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