Liliaceae
Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes

Rosy Twisted Stalk

Stem erect, usually unbranched but not noticeably twisted. Leaves 2–4 in., oval, with sharply pointed tips, alternate on stem but not clasping it. Flowers hang singly from under leaf nodes on curved, not zigzag, stalks. Flowers 1/2 in., bell-shaped, pink to rosy purple, with white tips that slightly curl back. Berries oval, bright red. Grows in moist shade in forests, along streams, from coast to subalpine. Similar S. streptopoides, small twisted stalk, is less than 8 in., with hanging flowers saucer-shaped, greenish with purple tint, petals spreading out and back, leaves not clasping stem, much less widespread in same habitat.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--12 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Olympic NP, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes