Linnaea borealis ssp. americana

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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: Montane to subalpine; 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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