- berry has bland, cucumber-like taste.
- stem has distinct sharp kinks that make it look crooked.
- an edible look-alike is the Fairy bell.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest are
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.