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Linnaea borealis

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) Other common names: Northern Twinflower

Other scientific names: Linnaea americana

French names: Linnée boréale

Family: Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae), (Twinflower Family (Linnaeaceae))

Distinctive features: Sub-Shrub

Flowers: Summer;  Red/Pink;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 284    Shrubs of Ontario: 431   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: borealis: northern

For more information visit: Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Photographs: 112 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Twinflower flowers almost always come in pairs.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

An entire plant.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

A nice patch of Twinflower in the woods.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Sometimes there are not two, but three flowers.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Twinflower leaves.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Range map for Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)