|Scientific Name||Linnaea borealis ssp. americana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LIBOA|
|Common Name||Twinflower, American Twinflower||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||525179|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (7500 to 13000 ft.); moist, forested areas.
Plant: Short, mat-forming dwarf shrub, trailing, hairy stems; up to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Evergreen, opposite, short-petiolate, light green, shiny oval to round leaves up to 1 inch long, edges may be toothed.
Inflorescence: Pairs of nodding flowers on long, hairy stalks; narrow, bell-shaped pink and white, 5-lobed corolla, 1/2-inch long.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County