Northern Bushcraft

Twisted Stalk

  • berry has bland, cucumber-like taste.
  • stem has distinct sharp kinks that make it look crooked.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Claspleaf twisted-stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius) and Rosy twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus).
  • grows in dense, moist undergrowth.
  • warning: berries eaten in quantity can have a laxative effect.
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