(Plate XXXIX.)

Family

Bunch-flower.

Colour

White, with green centre.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Penn. southward and westward.

Time of Bloom

July, August.

Flowers: clustered in a long, panicled, light raceme. Perianth: of six lance-like, pointed divisions. Stamens: six, short. Pistil: one. Leaves: linear; grass-like; nerved. Stem: erect; high.

A lovely, high, waving plant which bends and sways with the cool breezes on the lonely prairie, or in the moist meadows. Its stately air and soft colouring recall to mind a fair debutante in spotless tulle with long streamers of green satin ribbon. No less than she is the flower a belle of the prairies.