Family, Milkwort. Color, white, sometimes tinged with green. Flowers in a close, single, elongated spike on a leafy stem from a knotty rootstock. Leaves, sessile, lance-shaped, somewhat broad in the middle, rough-margined. Below on the stem they are reduced almost to scales. May to July.

Rather tall, reaching 1 foot in height. Rocky and sandy soil, mostly in woods, in northern New England States.