Ontario Trees & Shrubs website

Linnaea borealis

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) Other common names: Northern Twinflower

Other scientific names: Linnaea americana

French names: Linnée boréale

Family: Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae), (Twinflower Family (Linnaeaceae))

Distinctive features: Sub-Shrub

Flowers: Summer;  Red/Pink;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple

Books: Shrubs of Ontario: 431    Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 284   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: borealis: northern

For more information visit: Ontario Wildflowers

Photographs: 112 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Twinflower leaves.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

A patch of Twinflower in the woods.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Twinflower flowers, which are usually in pairs.

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Entire plant.

Range map for Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)