Streptopus

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Streptopus
Streptopus amplexifolius 10442.JPG
White Twisted-Stalk
(Streptopus amplexifolius)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Subfamily: Streptopoideae
Genus: Streptopus
Michx.
Synonyms[1]
  • Hexorima Raf.
  • Hekorima Kunth
  • Kruhsea Regel
  • Tortipes Small

Streptopus is a Eurasian and North American genus of flowering plants in the lily family, found primarily in colder and temperate regions.[2] Members of the genus are often referred to as twistedstalk.[3] It is one of the shade dwelling members of the lily family.[4]

Streptopus is a perennial herb spreading by means of underground rhizomes. It generally produces flowers only one or two at a time, often small and hidden beneath the leaves. They are white, greenish-yellow or rose-colored.[2]

Species[1][5][6][7]


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