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A shrubby, creeping evergreen plant (Linnaea borealis) of northern regions, having roundish opposite leaves and paired bell-shaped pink flowers.
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(Plants) an evergreen caprifoliaceous trailing shrub, Linnaea borealis, of circumpolar distribution, having round leaves, white or pink fragrant bell-shaped flowers arranged in pairs, and yellow fruits
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(ˈtwɪnˌflaʊ ər)

a North American creeping plant, Linnaea americana, of the honeysuckle family, that has nodding flowers borne in pairs.
[1810–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.twinflower - creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairstwinflower - creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs
genus Linnaea, Linnaea - one species: twinflower
American twinflower, Linnaea borealis americana - similar to the twinflower of northern Europe and Asia
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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Wildlife such as Caledonian Pine, Montane Willow, Twinflower and Green Shield Moss will be focused on, with work beginning in autumn.
"They'll also focus efforts on protecting montane willow, twinflower and green shield moss - species which are all very important for the health of the reserve's woodland and the insects, birds and animals that thrive there."
And he and his wife run a bed and breakfast, The Twinflower Inn, when he's not putting on "History Comes Alive" program at the Old State Capitol building in Springfield.
Commonly known as twinflower, it was named by Carolus Linnaeus himself, the father of modern taxonomy.
Plant West Coast natives: for sun, 'Diamond Heights' ceanothus, creeping mahonia, 'Alpine Carpet' juniper, kinnikinnick, and 'Cape Blanco' sedum; in shade, piggyback plant, redwood sorrel, twinflower, and wild ginger.
Video footage was observed and scored for the first 10 min of every 30-min period for the three 24-h replicate monitoring periods, using a video software program (VLC Media Player, Version 2.0.5; Twinflower, France).
Inflorescence evolution in the twinflower tribe Linnaeeae (Caprifoliaceae s.
Functional groups of plants included forbs, grasses, sedges, mat-forming shrubs, such as twinflower Linnaea borealis, and upright shrubs, such as serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia.
The honeysuckle family, which includes elders and twinflower, is the Caprifoliaceae, a name which reflects one of its alternative common names 'goat's leaf'.
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