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CAPRIFOLIACEAE

HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY

Lauramay T. Dempster

Subshrub, shrub, vine, or small tree
Leaves opposite, simple or compound; stipules generally 0
Flower: calyx tube fused to ovary, limb generally 5-lobed; corolla radial or bilateral, rotate to cylindric, generally 5-lobed; stamens generally 5, epipetalous, alternate corolla lobes; ovary inferior, 1–5-chambered, style l
Fruit: berry, drupe, or capsule
Genera in family: ± 12 genera, 450 species: especially n temp
Recent taxonomic note: Recently treated to include Valerianaceae (and Dispaceae); Sambucus, Viburnum recently treated in Adoxaceae

LINNAEA

TWIN FLOWER

Perennial, shrub, creeping
Inflorescence: flowers generally 2 at forked tip of slender erect peduncle, nodding
Flower: calyx lobes slender, tapered; corolla radial, slender, bell- to funnel-shaped, pink; stamens 4, 2 shorter and inserted near base of corolla tube; ovary chambers 3, 2 with abortive ovules, other with 1 developing ovule
Fruit: capsule, 3-valved
Species in genus: 1 sp., ± 3 vars.: circumboreal
Etymology: (Named for Linnaeus)

Native

L. borealis L. var. longiflora Torr.


Stem trailing, 15–20 cm, slender
Leaf: petiole ± 2 mm; blade 12–18 mm, ovoid, serrate above middle
Inflorescence: peduncle ± 6 cm; inner bracts 2, small, with straight hairs; outer bracts 2, round, surrounding ovary, densely glandular-hairy
Flower: corolla 10–13 mm, bell-shaped above slender tube
Ecology: Moist shady places in coniferous forest
Elevation: 200–2600 m.
Bioregional distribution: Northwestern California, Cascade Range, n High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to n Alaska
Horticultural information: SHD, DRN: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 &IRR: 14, 15, 16, 17; DFCLT.

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