A slender, herbaceous, perennial plant from a membranous coated, ovoid bulb which is about an inch long. Stems slender, 6 inches to 3 feet tall; leaves linear, one-eighth to seven-eighths of an inch wide, keeled, the lower ones 4 to 12 inches long, the upper ones much shorter. Inflorescence a simple, open raceme or large, loose panicle, 4 to 12 inches long, with slender, ascending branches. Flowers perfect, greenish or yellowish, about three-fourths of an inch broad; perianth segments oval or obovate, obtuse, bearing a large obcordate gland just above the short claw, the perianth persistent and adnate to the lower part of the ovary after withering.
Fruit an oblong, three-celled capsule, about 1 inch long.
An inhabitant of marshes, bogs and moist places, New Brunswick to Vermont, New York, Manitoba and Missouri. Flowering in August.
Not so rare as the Glutinous Triantha, but usually growing in similar locations.
Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum
A. Glaucous Anticlea - Ant idea chlorantha
B. Glutinous Triantha; False Asphodel - Triantha glutinosa