[Twisted-stalks of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Rosy Twisted Stalk

Streptopus lanceolatus

Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes

Flower of Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes)

The photo above shows a single flower of rosy twisted-stalk. The flowers of this species tend to have creamy to greenish-white tepals with reddish-purple streaks or spots, or may be largely rose-colored with whitish tips. All photos on this page were taken at Crofton Creek where the Crofton Ridge Trail #73 crosses it on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams.........June 19, 2005.

Sites Where This Species May be Seen on Mt. Adams:

1. Crofton Ridge Trail #73 at Crofton Creek.

2. Island Springs Trail #66 where it crosses Island Springs Creek (Yakama Reservation)

3. Island Cabin Campground (DNR)


Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes) - Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes)

The fruits of rosy twisted -stalk as seen along the Toutle and Sheep Canyon Trails at the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument........August 20, 2017.

Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes)

The photo above shows a close-up of the axillary flowers of rosy twisted-stalk as seen along Bird Creek at Island Cabin CG.........June 18, 2006.

Fruit of Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes)

The triangular (in cross-section) fruit of the rosy twisted stalk that dangles beneath each leaf. Meadows alongside Hellroaring Creek adjacent to the Island Springs Trail #66.........August 11, 2006.

Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes) - Maturing fruits of Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes)

Rosy twisted-stalk as seen at left along the High Rock Trail #266 in the northern Gifford Pinchot National Forest..........July 2, 2015. The photo at right shows a ripe fruit of rosy twisted-talk as observe along the Pacific Crest Trail inthe Indian Heaven Wilderness.....August 24, 2019.

Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes)

The photo above shows the upper stem of rosy twisted-stalk with the sessile bases and single flowers pendant below each leaf base. Young plants may be largely indistinguishable from those of star-flowered false solomon seal. One must often wait for the inflorescences to form, with the flowers of this species pendant from each leaf base, while those of the star-flowered false solomon seal forming a short, few-flowered raceme only at the tip of the stem.

Flowers of Rosy Twistedstalk, Rosy Twisted Stalk, Rosy Twisted-stalk, Simplestem Twistedstalk, Simple-stemmed Twisted-stalk: Streptopus lanceolatus (Synonyms: Strepatopus curvipes, Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes, Streptopus roseus, Streptopus roseus var. curvipes)

The photo above shows the pendant peduncles of rosy twisted-stalk. Note the numerous gland-tipped hairs along the length of the peduncle.

Paul Slichter