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Streptopus spp.

Streptopus amplexifolius 10442 by Walter Siegmund (CC BY 2.5)

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Streptopus amplexifolius 10442


A small genus in the lily family native to colder regions of North America and Eurasia. Unusual for lilies, Streptopus spp. are shade-dwelling herbaceous perennials that spread by underground rhizomes and they are commonly known as ‘twisted stalk’ due to the 90 degree turn of the emerging flower pedicels below each leaf.