Linnaea borealis
Family: Caprifoliaceae
twinflower
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Linnaea: for Linneaus, who first pointed out its characters, and with whom the European type was one of his favorites
Plants: creeping, perennial, evergreen forb up to 5' long, with a few leaves on the many short branches
Leaves: firm, with short stalks, widely oval, opposite
Flowers: pink to white, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, funnel-shaped, very fragrant, hairy inside; with flaring, shallow lobes; inflorescence a long-stalked, terminal, 2-flowered, nodding cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: small, dry, 3-celled pod with 1 seed
Habitat: dry to moist; forests, bogs
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Derek Anderson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Arthur Meeks  
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Kurt Stüber  
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Christopher Noll  
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