Streptopus lanceolatus
Family: Liliaceae
twisted-stalk
Streptopus lanceolatus image
Christopher Noll  
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, 1'-3' tall forb, stems finely hairy especially along margins and at the leaf nodes; from elongated rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, lance-like with pointed tips; stalkless, but not clasping
Flowers: pink streaked with dark red, 6-parted, 3/8" long, star to tubular shape, petal-like tepals separate and turning upward only near the tip; inflorescence only 1 flower above the nodes along the stem; blooms June-July
Fruits: rounded, reddish-purple to red, 1/4"-1/3" berry
Habitat: moderate moisture; forests; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native