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Liliaceae: Streptopus lanceolatus var lanceolatus (Ait.) Reveal
(rosy twisted-stalk)

Recently used synonym: Streptopus roseus var perspectus (Michx.) Fassett

Streptopus lanceolatus var. lanceolatus is a loose-branching perennial herb bearing wide, lance-shaped leaves. Rosy pink flowers on twisted peduncles are bell-shaped with recurved tips and occur either singly or in pairs. The stigma is 3-parted, and arrowhead-shaped anthers are attached by short filaments. Leaves are membraneous and clasping and are arranged alternately along the stem. The many-seeded red berries are round to oval in shape. Rosy twisted-stalk grows in cool, moist, mixed woods. Blooming time is May to June. Rosy twisted-stalk is found from Manitoba east to the Atlantic Provinces and south as far as Georgia. It is secure in Nova Scotia.
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June 4, 2005. Cumberland County: Wards Brook. Photographer: Ocotillo.
Streptopus lanceolatus Streptopus lanceolatus
Streptopus lanceolatus Streptopus lanceolatus

July 21, 2007. Cumberland County: Lookoff Trail, Wentworth. Photographer: JackPine. Notes
Streptopus lanceolatus

View of upper leaf surfaces and fruit.

Streptopus lanceolatus
Streptopus lanceolatus

View of lower leaf surfaces and fruit. Bar is 1 cm.

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