Family, Lily. Color, purple, turning green with age. Perianth, of 6 segments. Stamens, 6, the filaments longer than the perianth. Anthers, blue. Capsule, 3-lobed. Flowers, in a dense raceme at the end of a long, leafless scape, 1 to 2 feet high, arising from a tuberous rootstock. Leaves, clustered at the base of the scape, 6 to 15 inches long, broad at apex, tapering at base, thin, flat, finely parallel-veined. A few small bracts on the scape, near the base. April and May.
Family, Lily. Color, green or purple. (See Green Flowers, p. 23.)