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Scientific Name: Linnaea borealis
Pronunciation: LIN-ee-uh bor-ee-AL-is
Common Name: twin flower
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features:
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship


Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:< 0.1m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Europe, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Rock garden, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google Images
twin flower
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Obovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Serrate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Flowers paired
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Pink
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

 
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Nutlets with sticky glandular hairs
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Runners (or stolons)


 
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