Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC.  
Family: Liliaceae
clasp-leaf twisted-stalk, twisted-stalk, white mandarin
[Streptopus amplexifolius var. americanus (L.) DC., Streptopus amplexifolius var. amplexifolius (L.) DC., Streptopus amplexifolius var. chalazatus (L.) DC., Streptopus amplexifolius var. denticulatus (L.) DC.]
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Corey Raimond  
Etymology: Streptopus: from streptos for "twisted" and pous for "foot" or "stalk," referring to thread-like peduncles which bend near the middle
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, stems smooth
Leaves: alternate, oblong with pointed tips, the base clasping the stalk
Flowers: white to greenish, 6-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, star to tubular shape, petal-like tepals separate, turning upward; inflorescence of 1-2 stalked flowers in clusters above the nodes along the stem; blooms June-July
Fruits: elliptical, whitish-green turning orange to red, 1/4"-1/2" long berry
Habitat: moist; woods; in rich soil, near Lake Superior
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Steve C. Garske  
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