Streptopus lanceolatus var. roseus

Rose Twisted Stalk

Rose Twisted Stalk, Photo © by Earl J.S. Rook
Rose Twisted Stalk
Photo © by Earl J.S. Rook

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Name:

  • Streptopus, from the Greek, streptos, "easily bent or twisted"
  • roseus, from the Latin, "rose coloured"
  • Twisted Stalk, from the zig-zag stem
  • Other common names include Rose Mandarin

Taxonomy:

  • Kingdom Plantae, the Plants
    • Division Magnoliophyta, the Angiosperms (flowering plants)
      • Class Liliopsida, the Monocotyledons
      • Subclass Liliidae, the Lilies
        • Order Liliales, the Lilies
          • Family Liliaceae, the Lilies
            • Genus Streptopus, Twistedstalk
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 531401
  • Also known as Streptopus roseus

Description:

  • Flowers rose purple to pink hang from leaf axils

Identification:

  • Distinguished from Solomon's Seals and False Solomon's Seals by the alternate leaves on zig zag stem.

Distribution:

  • Northern North America, south in mountains

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Reproduction:

  • Reproduces by seed and vegetatively by rhizomes

Propagation:

  • By seed, following cold stratification.
  • Division most successful method

Cultivation:

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3 (average minimum annual temperature -40ºF)
  • Occasionally available by mail order from specialty suppliers.

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Last Updated on 27 September, 2002