This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This native bulb is quite as handsome as many of the imported Lilies and other grand plants from abroad. Our enterprising friend who has taken in hand to push the Agave Virginica, might do a similar good work by working up this, which also grows wild in his region. It is not at all abundant in cultivation, and, practically, it has yet to be introduced. Still not to excite the ire of those of us who love to have things correctly expressed, he had better not, in his Pancratium circular, claim the honor of a "first discovery."