Family, Lily. Color, greenish yellow. Leaves, alternate, broad, ovate, narrow at base, acute at apex, nearly sessile, parallel - veined; 2 to 4 inches long, pale green, softly hairy along the veins beneath. Flowers, cylindrical, bell-shaped, perianth 6-divided at the summit. They hang under the stem, mostly in pairs, sometimes in threes, small as compared with the protecting, overhanging leaves. May to July.
An interesting spring flower, growing from a jointed root-stock, which is scarred or scaled where the former upright growths have fallen off. The flower-bearing stem (2 or 3 feet high) curves gracefully, and, in fall, displays round, bluish-black berries. In dry woods, on hillsides, in thickets, New England to Florida.