Rosy Twisted-stalk – Streptopus lanceolatus

Lily Family – Liliaceae

Actual flower size: 1/2 inch across

Actual flower size: 1/2 inch across

The former Latin name for Rosy Twisted-stalk was Streptopus roseus.

Plant Description: Rosy Twisted-stalk is a 6 to 12-inch tall perennial. The stems are unbranched, not bent or zigzagged, with sparse fringe of hairs at the leaf nodes. The 2 to 4 inches long leaves are alternate, oval with sharply pointed tips, prominently veined, not clasping, and have hairy margins. A bell-shaped flower hangs down from the leaf-node below each leaf. The pedicels are slightly hairy, long, but not kinked.

Flower Description: The 6 tepals are .5 inch long, rose-colored, and narrowly oblong with white tips that curl out slightly.  The 6 stamens are shorter than the tepals.

Ecology: Rosy Twisted-stalk grows in moist forests, forest openings, and along stream banks, at low to subalpine elevations.

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Actual flower size: 1/2 inch across