twinflower


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creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs

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Perhaps we miss the chance to worship the Lord for that tiny Twinflower glistening in the morning dew.
myrtillus), and the twinflower (Linnaea borealis), which are all characteristic of other colder areas, such as the tundra and high mountain, and also of the bog areas in the taiga.
Xeromorphic evergreen leaves are typical of many other vascular plants of the boreal forests, including pteridophytes such as club mosses (Lycopodium); rhododendrons (Rhododendron, Ericaceae); blueberries, cranberries, and cowberries (Vaccinium); marsh rosemary (Ledum palustre, Ericaceae); bog rosemary (Andromeda, Ericaceae); bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Ericaceae); Scotch heather or ling (Calluna vulgaris, Ericaceae); wintergreen (Pyrola, Pyrolaceae); pipsissewa (Chimaphila, Pyrolaceae); one-flowered shinleaf (Moneses, Pyrolaceae); crowberry (Empetrum nigrum, Empetraceae); twinflower (Linnaea borealis, Caprifoliaceae); holly (Ilex rugosa, Aquifoliaceae); and skimmias (Skimmia repens, Rutaceae).
Almost the only exception is the twinflower (Linnaea borealis), whose tiny dry fruit are covered with small hooks that are easily caught in the fur of many animals.
uliginosum), crowberry (Empetrum nigrum, Empetraceae), twinflower (Linnaea borealis, Caprifoliaceae), one-flowered shinleaf (Moneses uniflora, Pyrolaceae), dwarf rattlesnake plantain (Goodyera repens, Orchidaceae), club mosses such as the stiff club moss (Lycopodium annotinum, Lycopodiaceae), and horsetails such as Equisetum sylvaticum (Equisetaceae).
The plant, the twinflower, is a member of the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) that grows in the taiga and tundra, as well as in the high mountains of central and southern Europe.
Among the rare species are the ivy (Hedera helix), which is here at its easternmost limits; the dwarf birch (Betula humilis); the dwarf willow (Salix myrtilloides); the twinflower (Linnaea borealis); the Scrofulariaceae Pedicularis sceptrum-carolinum; the Ranunculaceae Isopyrum thalictroides; the Fabaceae Lathyrus laevigatus; the marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus); and the marsh felwort (Swertia perennis), as well as a dozen orchids.
Ocean spray and twinflowers close out the season in June.