Family, Lily. Color, deep yellow. Leaves, long, linear, tapering to a point. The flower scape, generally longer than the leaves, 3 to 6 feet high, bears several large flowers in a panicle. The 3 outer divisions of the perianth are flat, the 3 inner obtuse, wavy.

This lily has left the old gardens, escaped to roadsides and fence-corners, where it leads a Bohemian sort of life. It grows tall, and bears several blossoms, short-pedicelled, with small bracts. Stamens large and prominent. The blossoms last a day only, and then wither.

The yellow, sweet-scented lily (H. flava) should also be noticed as occasionally escaping from cultivation into a wild state.