wildflower wednesday – twinflower

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Twinflower Linnaea borealis

This very small fragrant flower is named after Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish “Father of Modern Taxonomy.” Apparently it was his favourite plant. It has two bell shaped flowers on Y shaped stalks and long creeping woody runners. The bells are about a centimetre (half an inch) long.

Other flowers blooming here this week: buttercup, bedstraw, indian paintbrush, hawkweed, orange hawkweed, wintergreen, bunchberry, oxeye daisy, yarrow, spirea.

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