Linnaea borealis, SE: Linnea, giktgräs, DE: Moosglöckchen,
NL: Linnaeusklokje, UK: Twinflower
|| ||Linnaea borealis L.|
|| ||Linnea, giktgräs |
|| || Moosglöckchen|
|| || Linnaeusklokje|
|| ||Caprifoliaceae / Linnaeaceae, Linneaväxter, Honeysuckle family |
|| ||Trailing evergreen shrub, creeping over forest floor, forming loose mats with long woody, slightly hairy runner stems from which short leafy stems grow to 10 cm.|
|| ||Opposite, evergreen, rounded oval leaves 3-10 mm long and 2-7 mm broad|
|| ||Pale pink, pendulous, 7-12 mm long, five-lobed corolla, arranged in pairs at the end of y-shaped stalk.|
|| ||June, July|
|| ||Single seeded fruit with two partially enclosing bracts with viscid hairs adapted for animal dispersal|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Linnaea, dedicated to Linneaus (1707)-1778), who laid the foundations for the modern nomenclature, who first pointed out this genus characters.
borealis, "northern" (word seldom used in Roman times).
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.