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twinflower

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Definition of twinflower in English:

noun

A slender evergreen trailing plant with pairs of very small trumpet-shaped pink flowers in the leaf axils, native to coniferous woodland in northern latitudes.
  • Linnaea borealis, family Caprifoliaceae
Example sentences
  • Many wildflowers in the habitat belong to the acanthus family, including branched foldwing, Carolina scalystem, Carolina wild petunia, loose-flower water willow, and swamp twinflower.
  • Part way along there was an astonishing profusion of pinkish-white twinflowers alongside the trail.
  • A floor of twinflowers and a maze of pathways leads to unsuspecting breathtaking areas.

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