Common Name:American Twinflower

Scientific name: Linnaea Borealis

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Physical Description


The stem is 20-40 cm long.

The round oval leaves grow

to 3-10 mm long and 2-7 mm wide.

The flowers grow up to 7-12 mm long.

Color is about pinkish.

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Habitat

They grow mainly in dense woods,
near the middle of the mountain elevation.
Found in dry or moist areas, with moss growing near them.


Kingdom: Animal

Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliosida-Dicotyledons

Order: Dipsacles

Family: Honeysuckle

Genus: Linnaea

Species: Linnaea Borealis

Location

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Additional Information

The fruit of the flower is small and dry.

References


http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php