Family, Lily. Color, cream or greenish yellow. Leaves, 2, 3, or 4, sheathing the base of the flower-stem, oval or oblong, pointed, parallel-veined, hairy. A pretty plant, with leaves like lily of the valley, and stem 6 to 15 inches high, bearing on its summit an umbel of 3 to 6 open, spreading, bell-shaped flowers, each on a slender stalk, which points upward in fruit. Alternating with the sepals, fastened to their base, are the 6 conspicuous stamens. The fruit is a blue berry, nearly round. Middle of May into June.

An interesting, uncommon-looking plant, whose delicate flowers strongly contrast with its ample leaves.