Family, Lily. Perianth of 6 distinct, colored sepals. Flowers in umbels, often accompanied or displaced by small bulblets, tipped with a fine hair. Leaves, narrow, hollow, long, somewhat grooved, sheathing the flower-stem below and as far as the middle. Scape leafless above. Root, a coated bulb, like an onion.

Whole plant strong-scented. 2 to 3 feet tall, Flowers sometimes purple.