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Linnaea borealis L.

Family - Caprifoliaceae

Common Name - Twinflower

 

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Description

Evergreen shrublet. The leaves are small and without stipules. Two nodding bell-shaped flowers are held on a long peduncle.

Habitats
Bare ground
Coniferous woodland
Whole plant in flower in Norway of Linnaea borealis
© Quentin Groom
Description of Genus

There is only one species in this genus.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England and Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is an achene.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is pink in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Moosglöckchen
Sweden
linnea
Dutch
Linnaeusklokje
USA
Longtube Twinflower
American twinflower