Botany Photo of the Day Streptopus amplexifolius

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Streptopus amplexifolius is an understory species occurring in moist soils of montane and subalpine forests in the Northern Hemisphere. Most widely referred to as clasping twistedstalk, some other common names hint at its edibility: wild cucumber and watermelon berry. According to an article from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, the tender young […]

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