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Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC.
Claspleaf Twistedstalk, Claspleaf Twisted-stalk, White Mandarin
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: STAM2
USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), AK (NI), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)
This species includes botanical varieties that are North American natives. However, it also includes botanical varieties that are not native to North America, e.g. Streptopus amplexifolius var. papillatus, Claspleaf Twistedstalk. Non-native taxa are not treated in this database.
White Mandarin (Streptopus amplexifolius) has greenish white flowers and clasping leaves. It is found from Alberta to Newfoundland south to Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and in the north-central United States from Michigan to Minnesota.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White to pale greenish yellow.
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , ID , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OR , PA , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: BC , NB , NL , NS , PE
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Streptopus amplexifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Streptopus amplexifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Streptopus amplexifolius
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff