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