(Se the “Smålands”flower Linnéa named after Carl von Linné, who invented the sexual system of plants. Its so small and smell of vanilla in the night. It is blooming in the beginning of June.)
The Twin Flower - Linnaea borealis is the national flower of Sweden. It is named after Carl Linnaeus who is considered to be the father of taxonomy; that is, the scientific classification of living things. Linnaeus' system, that he developed nearly 300 years ago, now known as the "Linnaean Classification System" is pretty much what is in use today for classifying flowers. It includes that familiar Latin- based two component system. Linnaeus was born 1707 in the Swedish province of Småland that is about ten miles from the little village of Nöttja where your grandfather Carl Dahlin was born in 1887. The photos were taken by Ann-Mari Dahlin, an architect that lives in Sweden, whose grandfather was Carl's oldest brother.