Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Linnaea borealis L. subsp. americana (Forbes) Hultén ex R.T.Clausen image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Arthur Meeks

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Caprifoliaceae
Linnaea borealis L. subsp. americana (Forbes) Hultén ex R.T.Clausen
twinflower
Linnaea: for Linneaus, who first pointed out its characters, and with whom the European type was one of his favorites
borealis: northern
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Status: Native
Plant: creeping, perennial, evergreen forb up to 5' long, with a few leaves on the many short branches
Flower: 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.
Fruit:small, dry, 3-celled pod with 1 seed
Leaf:firm, with short stalks, widely oval, opposite
Habitat: dry to moist; forests, bogs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Linnaea americana Forbes
Linnaea borealis L. var. americana (Forbes) Rehder

         
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