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Twinflower

Jeffersonia diphylla
Twinflower

Habitat

They bloom in the spring in the forest.

Description

Each leaf grows on its own stem and is divided into two mirror image leaflets. The 1" wide, white flowers also grow on their own stalk with 8 petals each. The plant reaches about 8” high.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Two flowers each with 5 petals forming a nodding bell
Flower Color: Pink
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Trailing)
Leaf Type: Round and toothed

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