Linnaea

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'Linnaea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/linnaea/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

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  • Caprifoliaceae

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Critically Endangered
IUCN Red List conservation category: ‘facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild’.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Linnaea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/linnaea/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

A genus of a single species allied to the honeysuckles, named by Gronovius after the great Linnaeus. In his Critica Botanica (1737), pp. 80-81, Linnaeus himself commented: ‘Linnaea is a plant of Lapland, lowly, insignificant, disregarded, flowering but for a brief space – from Linnaeus, who resembles it’ (Sir Arthur Hort’s translation, p. 64, 1938).

From the Supplement (Vol.V)

The well-known colony of L. borealis in the Sunningdale Nurseries, mentioned in the first impression of Volume II, is gone. A load of manure was dumped on it. The plant has become an endangered species in Scotland, owing to the felling of its forest habitats (Bull. Alp. Gard. Soc., Vol. 38, pp. 240-43 (1970)).

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