Twinflower - Linnaea borealis (Caprifoliaceae)

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Comments (6)

EcologistGreg on July 17, 2007

How purdy...!

Cheers, Greg

Behrooz Rezvani on July 17, 2007

Dear Eve

Very beautiful flowers and good shot

You know the name of all wildflowers too

thank you

Have Nice Life

walkaboutwest on July 17, 2007

Thank you, Greg! This plant is circumpolar. Legend has it, that this was Linneas' favorite flower, so that is why the genus bears his name.

Behrooz, it's very nice to hear from you! Thank you for your comments!

Marilyn Whiteley on July 17, 2007

I love your flower pictures anyway, but I'm particularly delighted to see this. It's the flower of the province of Smoland in Sweden, where my grandmother came from. (Of course Linneas ws Swedish.) I've seen it in Newfoundland and in British Columbia, but never under conditions where I could get a decent photo. There's some in a nature preserve a few miles from our Wisconsin summer home, but we don't come in time to see it. So I give you special thanks for this!

walkaboutwest on July 21, 2007

Thank you for commenting on this photo, Marilyn. It is often a hard plant to photograph, but I was lucky this time. Instead of being in deep shade as they often are, this one was in part sun, sprawling across the top of a boulder which meant I didn't have to lay on my stomach to get a photo. It was also large, and quite colorful for Twin Flower.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 21, 2007

Yes, I know: that "deep shade" was what kept me from getting photos. But now I can enjoy yours!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 16, 2007
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    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H2
    • Taken on 2007/07/01 13:05:06
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash