Linnaea borealis var. longiflora

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Scientific Name Linnaea borealis var. longiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Twinflower, Longtube Twinflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) Jepson eFlora Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine; moist, forested areas.
Plant: Short, mat-forming dwarf shrub, trailing stems up to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, shiny oval to round leaves up to 1 inch long, edges may be toothed.
Inflorescence: Pairs of nodding flowers on hairy stems, narrow, bell-shaped, pink and white, 1/2-inch long.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, and Jepson eFlora.
Colorado Status

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