Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Eric Kroening

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Steve C. Garske
Family Liliaceae
Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC.
clasp-leaf twisted-stalk, twisted-stalk, white mandarin
Streptopus: from streptos for "twisted" and pous for "foot" or "stalk," referring to thread-like peduncles which bend near the middle
amplexifolius: leaves stem-clasping
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, stems smooth
Flower: white to greenish, 6-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, star to tubular shape, petal-like tepals separate, turning upward; inflorescence of 1-2 stalked flowers in clusters above the nodes along the stem; blooms June-July
Fruit:elliptical, whitish-green turning orange to red, 1/4"-1/2" long berry
Leaf:alternate, oblong with pointed tips, the base clasping the stalk
Habitat: moist; woods; in rich soil, near Lake Superior
Notes: rare and declining because of deer herbivory

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Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. var. americanus Schult.
Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. var. amplexifolius
Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. var. denticulatus Fassett

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