New York, southward to Virginia.
Flozvers: growing in a terminal, blunt raceme. Perianth: divided into six spreading, spatulate segments. Stamens: six. Pistil: one; with a three-branched stigma. Leaves: growing in a cluster at the base of the scape; long, tapering at the base; evergreen; parallel-veined. Scape: stout, with bracts below. Rootstock: tuberous.
A compact, vigourous plant that has a fondness for the state of New Jersey. In fact, it is there so great a feature of swamp and bog life that we find ourselves continually wondering if it is not in some way connected with the political economy of these places.