Photo: A pastel profusion of twinflowers

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Linnaea borealis

credit: Dan Hutt

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The twinflower (Linnaea borealis) was a particular favorite of Carl Linnaeus, the creator of the modern system of binomial nomenclature. The genus name Linnaea was first published by Linnaeus' teacher Jan Frederik Gronovius.

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