Linnaea borealis
A Colorado Native Subalpine Species
Caprifoliaceae or Honeysuckle Family
4 inches tall - pink
Part shade to shade
Moist, humus-rich, woodsy soil
Propagate by seed, cutting or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

This delicate, trailing, woodland species is the only one named for Carl Linnaeus, the founder of the binomial system of identifying all species. Twinflower is found growing at the base of coniferous trees, especially spruce, in moist, acidic, humusy soils. In flower, it stands only 4 inches tall. When you get up close to this flower to snap its picture, you'll swear you can hear the little bells tinkling!