Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Linnaea borealis -- (Twinflower)

presented by Susan McDougall

Linnaea borealis

The shiny, rounded leaves are evergreen and borne on trailing stems. The pink flowers are in pairs and flowering may be observed throughout spring and summer. This is variety longiflora.

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7663, -121.6355, 3020
Date: July 31, 2013
Linnaea borealis

Very common in low to middle elevation forests, the delicate bell-shaped flowers have an almond scent.

Author: Susan McDougall
Twin Firs trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7351, -121.8392
Date: June 30, 2016

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