Family, Bloodwort. Color, dingy yellow. Perianth of 3 sepals and 3 petals. Stamens, 3, opposite the inner divisions of the perianth. Filaments and style long, thread-like, bending outward, the style especially prominent. Leaves, long, sword-shaped, those clustered at base shorter than the flowering stem, those above bract - like. Flowers grow in woolly, dense cymes or broad panicles, on pedicels, terminating a hairy stem. Fibrous root red. July to September.

Sandy swamps and pine barrens near the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Florida.