Family, Lily. Flowers rather large, in a long, dense panicle (from 1 to 2 feet long). Perianth of 6 divisions narrowed at the base. Stamens 6, their filaments curved. Each flower is pedicelled, and lies flat and open. Leaves, broad, parallel-veined, plaited, clasping the stem at their bases.

A plant of rank, strong growth, from very poisonous, fibrous roots, found in wet places in New Jersey and southward, also 4,000 feet high in the Adirondacks.