July 23, 2014
Endangered within its native range, and even harder to find in cultivation!
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Streptopus lanceolatus var. roseus (twistedstalk) is a native herbaceous perennial of the Lily family. It is easy to grow in a cool, shaded spot with moist and organically rich soil.
DESCRIPTION: The species name provides an excellent physical description of the plant: strepto, from the Greek, means twisted, and describes the zigzagging stem; lanceola, from the Latin, means lance-shaped, and describes the leaves; and finally roseus describes the pinkish color of the bell-shaped flowers.
The stems of Streptopus lanceolatus var. roseus are usually uninterrupted, though some stems might be branched on larger, mature specimens.