Family, Lily. Color, a deep rose, almost purple. This plant springs from a short and thick rootstock with fibrous roots. Perianth, bell-shaped, with the outer segments often curved backward. Anthers, curiously 2-horned. Style, 3-cleft. Flowers, on slightly bent peduncles, hanging, one from under each leaf, joined to the axil about 1/2 inch long. Leaves, very acute at apex, sessile, rounded or clasping at base, 2 to 4 1/2 inches long, parallel - veined, with the stem slightly hairy. Fruit, a round, red berry. 12 to 30 inches high. May and June.
These are graceful, pretty plants, with a strong likeness to the uvularias and Solomon's Seal, of which they arc near relatives. Cold, damp, deep woods from Newfoundland to the mountains of Georgia and westward.