twinflower Caprifoliaceae Linnaea borealis
Leaf:Opposite, simple, persistent and somewhat leathery, less than 1/2 inch long, elliptical to nearly round, conspicuous netted veins; a few shallow teeth above the midpoint, shiny green above.
Flower:Paired, pink to white trumpet-shaped flowers borne on a 2-4 inch Y-shaped stalk, nodding, heavily scented.
Fruit:Brown, dry capsule producing nutlets with glandular hairs that stick to fur of passing animals.
Bark:Only woody at the base of the plant; often buried in the litter.
Form:Slender evergreen vine trailing over the ground and decaying logs. Ground-hugging except for flower stalks which may reach 2-4 inches.