Identification: Pink flowered ground cover

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  1. sabaf

    sabaf Active Member

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    Saw this in and around Smuggler Cove Provincial Park (Sunshine Coast) at the start of July. Can anyone help me ID it?
     

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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Twin Flower, Linnaea borealis, immediately comes to mind when you see the pairs of blossoms.
     
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    Named after and by the great man himself, Carl Linnaeus. Father of the botanical latin we all use today.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Well, some of us, anyway.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Named after Linnaeus, but named by Gronovius, who was Linnaeus's teacher.

    "Linnaea was named by the celebrated Gronovius and is a plant of Lapland, lowly, insignificant, disregarded, flowering but for a brief space—from Linnaeus, who resembles it" - Carolus Linnaeus, Critica Botanica (1737).
     
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    Oh, I had read that he named it after himself and that it was an odd choice of plant to name after himself as it was fairly insignificent.
    Best I read that part of the book again me thinks. Late night reading can often lead to confusion or misinterpretation.
     

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