A very dainty and delicate little trailing vine, that was an especial favourite of Linnaeus, and which was dedicated to him with his sanction. The slender, slightly hairy, and reddish stalk grows from six inches to two feet long. The small, oval, evergreen leaves are rather thick, and their surface is rough and finely creased with numerous veinings. They are indistinctly toothed, and are set alternately along the stalk on short stems. The pretty, small, five-lobed, long, bell-shaped flowers are about half an inch in length and grow in pairs. They blossom at the same time and hang downward, nodding gracefully from the threadlike tips of a fine, upright stem, which rises several inches and forks near the top to accommodate them. They are strongly tinted with purple, becoming white or pinkish at the tips and base. The hairy green calyx has five long, narrow points. There are four stamens, two of which are shorter, and are inserted toward the base of the Covella tube. Occasionally this charming little vine may be found flowering again late in the fall. The exquisite fragrance of the flowers completes the charming qualities with which this darling of the cool, mossy woods and bogs is endowed. It is found from June to August, from the mountains of Maryland to Labrador, and west through the northern border states and Canada to California, and Alaska. It is also found in northern Europe and Asia.