Family, Lily. Color, white or greenish. Leaves, long and narrow, disappearing before the flowers come.
From a coated bulb, the leaves appear early in spring, growing less than a foot high. Later, the flowers come in umbels, like those of the cultivated onion. July.
Wet woods and meadows. Unfortunately the familiar, onion-like smell belongs to the wild leek, which otherwise is not lacking in pretensions to beauty. New Brunswick to North Carolina and Tennessee.