Linnaea borealis ssp. americana

(Twinflower)

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Linnaea borealis ssp. americana, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7760

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Linnaea borealis ssp. americana, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7752

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Linnaea borealis ssp. americana, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7776

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Leaves, Linnaea borealis ssp. americana, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7785

Scientific Name Linnaea borealis ssp. americana USDA PLANTS Symbol LIBOA
Common Name Twinflower, American Twinflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 525179
Family Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) SEINet
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Description 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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Colorado Status:
Native

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