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Streptopus amplexifolius (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle var. amplexifolius . White Mandarin, Pagoda-bells. Phen: Late Apr-early Jun; late Jul-Sep. Hab: Moist forests and seepages at high elevations. Dist: The species is circumboreal, the range fragmented.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Fassett recognized seven varieties, the plants in our area being var. americanus. The species ranges from Greenland and NL (Labrador) to MN, south (in the mountains and disjunctly) to NC, and in the west from AK (and Kamchatka) south to NM and AZ, in Japan, and in the Alps in Europe.

Synonymy: = K1; < Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. – FNA26, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S13, Tn, Va, W; > Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. var. americanus J.A. & Schult.f. – C, F, G, Fassett (1935); > Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. var. denticulatus Fassett – F, Fassett (1935); > Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. var. oreopolus (Fernald) Fassett – F, Fassett (1935); < Tortipes amplexifolius (L.) Small – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACW (name change)
  • Midwest: FAC (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (name change)

Heliophily ?: 1

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