Family, Pickerel-weed. Color, pale yellow. An aquatic herb, with flowers, 1 or 2 from a spathe which is partly covered by the sheathing base of a petiole. Perianth, a long, thread-like tube, parted above into 6 long, narrow divisions. Stamens, with arrow - shaped anthers, their filaments enlarged below. Leaves, grass-like, sessile, translucent, submerged. The flowers reach the surface of the water on slender, branching stems, 2 to 3 feet long. July to October.

Rooted in mud, in shallow, still water.