Streptopus amplexifolius

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Clasping Twistedstalk: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Streptopus amplexifolius
Clasping Twistedstalk (Streptopus amplexifolius): Common plant of open coniferous forest, mostly at low elevations. Edible shoots when young (with cucumber-like flavor), but note superficial resemblance to poisonous Corn Lily (Veratrum viride). Most easily distinguished from Rosy Twistedstalk (S. lanceolatus) and Small Twistedstalk (S. streptopoides) by large size and branching stems.

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; forests, forest edge, common
  • Hall 2010: "Forests and forest edge. Common."

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|Edible=Edible |similarspeciesnotes=Only similar to Veratrum when plants are still shoots. Mainly a concern because Veratrum is poisonous. |similarspecies=Veratrum viride