From May to October our grassy fields and dry, open woods are frequently spangled with the little yellow starry blossoms of this species. The flower stalks and slender, grass-like leaves, rise from a fibrous rooted, egg-shaped corm. They are more or less hairy, and grow from two to six inches in height. The leaves are distinctly grooved, with a noticeable rib, and are much longer than the flower stalk. The six-parted, petal-like parts of the flowers are bright yellow and waxy within, and three of them, at least, are greenish and hairy without. They spread widely, and show their yellow stamens. Several buds form a loose, terminal cluster, and open one or two at a time. The Yellow Star Grass is found from Maine and Ontario to Assiniboia, Florida and Texas.