E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Streptopus lanceolatus (Aiton) Reveal
Rose Twisted-stalk (twistedstalk)
Liliaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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SUBTAXA PRESENT IN BC
Streptopus lanceolatus var. curvipes

Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a slender rhizome; stems erect, 10-45 cm tall, usually unbranched, not conspicuously bent or zigzag, sparsely fringed with hairs at the nodes.
Leaves:
Stem leaves several, narrowly egg-shaped to elliptic or lanceolate, 3-10 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, unstalked, tapering to a rounded, non-clasping base, shiny beneath, the margins fringed with short, tooth-like, irregularly spaced hairs; basal leaves lacking.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of usually single, stalked flowers nodding from leaf axils, the stalks 0.5-2 cm long, curved but not kinked, sparsely coarse-hairy; flowers usually rose-coloured with whitish tips, sometimes greenish-yellow tinged with purple, bell-shaped, of 6 similar, distinct tepals, the tepals 5-10 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, spreading slightly but not bent back at the tips; stamens 6; pistil 1, 3-chambered.
Fruits:
Berries, mostly globe-shaped, red, 5-9 mm wide; seeds several.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic forests, glades, streambanks, meadows and clearings in the lowland and steppe to subalpine zones; frequent throughout BC south of 56°N; N to AK, E to AB and S to OR. Description:

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Streptopus lanceolatus

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 0 966 2750
Slope Gradient (%) 0 22 410
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 315 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 4 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
C
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
6744
Modal BEC Zone Class
ICH
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BWBS(8), CMA(1), CWH(1466), ESSF(1722), ICH(1760), IDF(88), MH(320), MS(169), PP(4), SBPS(8), SBS(909), SWB(1)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Streptopus roseus

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