One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender evergreen trailing plant with pairs of very small trumpet-shaped pink flowers in the leaf axils, native to coniferous woodland in northern latitudes.
Linnaea borealis, family Caprifoliaceae
- ‘Part way along there was an astonishing profusion of pinkish-white twinflowers alongside the trail.’
- ‘A floor of twinflowers and a maze of pathways leads to unsuspecting breathtaking areas.’
- ‘In the old days people wrapped the twinflower round there feet and legs to cure pains.’
- ‘While twinflower leaves are similar to those of bearberry, they can be differentiated by the presence of the notch and the fact that the leaves emerge in pairs.’
- ‘Many wildflowers in the habitat belong to the acanthus family, including branched foldwing, Carolina scalystem, Carolina wild petunia, loose-flower water willow, and swamp twinflower.’
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