Narthecium americanum - Family, Lily. Color, yellow. Leaves, linear, one arising out of another, like those of iris, very narrow, about 7-nerved; those above, quite small. June to September.

From the sword-shaped, grass-like leaves a straight stem arises, a foot to 18 inches high, bearing at the top a dense raceme of small, greenish-yellow flowers, each with 6 narrow similar sepals, 6 woolly stamens, and a sessile stigma. Bracts attend the flowers. A rather pretty bog herb found in pine barrens of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, to Virginia.