Family

Bunch-flower.

Colour

White.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Mostly south and west.

Time Of Bloom

May-July.

Flowers: small; staminate and pistillate; nodding; growing in a spike-like raceme. Leaves: lanceolate; becoming linear; sessile. Basal leaves: spat-ulate; tapering into a long petiole.

These wand-like racemes of inoffensive little flowers make us wonder what mischief they could ever have indulged in to have been connected with the devil. In fact, it is even inconsiderate of that individual not to have chosen for him a bit of more substance.