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Streptopus amplexifolius (Claspleaf twistedstalk)
Beckers, Eric

Streptopus amplexifolius

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.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White to pale greenish yellow.


USA: 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

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 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 resources

USDA: Find Streptopus amplexifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Streptopus amplexifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Streptopus amplexifolius


Record Modified: 2022-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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