twinflower Caprifoliaceae Linnaea borealis L. Listen to the Latin symbol: LIBO3 Other Fact Sheets
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.

Looks like: prince's pine
leaf flower twig form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Linnaea borealis is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting twinflower.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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