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Linnée boréale Late June to July
Linnaea borealis

The graceful Twinflower blossoms grow from ground-covering
shrubs, sending runners over moss and decaying trees. When
passing a large patch of these flowers late in the day, you may
be attracted by their delicate perfume. The best place to see
these diminutive flowers is along Crandell Lake trail.

Flowers: It is easy to identify these tiny plants with two trumpet-
shaped, nodding flowers on branched stalks. These pink to
whitish flowers have 5 deeply lobed fused petals, with tiny hairs
in the throat. Flowers are about 1 cm long, on 3 to 10 cm stems.
Fruits are egg-shaped nutlets with hooked bristles.
Leaves: The evergreen leaves of these small, trailing shrubs are
waxy and leathery. The leaves are dark green above and paler
underneath, egg-shaped to almost round, with a few shallow
teeth on the upper half.
Habitat: Coniferous forests and moist, open to shaded places,
in montane and lower subalpine zones.
Trails: Carthew-Alderson, Crandell Lake, Red Rock Canyon –
Blakiston Falls, Goat Lake.
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