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Twinflower - Linnaea borealis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Evergreen subshrub. Stems slender, trailing; short erect shoots 1–6 cm. Herbage glabrate to pubescent, glandular above. Leaf blades ovate to suborbicular, shallowly dentate above, 7–20 mm long. Inflorescence terminal, of 2 pedicellate, nodding flowers opposite each other on a scape 3–8 cm long. Flowers regular, 5-merous; sepals linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm long; corolla funnelform, light pink, hairy within, 8–14 mm long; stamens 4. Fruit a round, glandular-hairy, ovate achene 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety longiflora Torrey.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NM, IN and WV (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 561

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Habitat
Moist, cool, coniferous forest; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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