Mostly south and west.
Flowers: small; staminate and pistillate; nodding; growing in a spike-like raceme. Leaves: lanceolate; becoming linear; sessile. Basal leaves: spat-ulate; tapering into a long petiole.
These wand-like racemes of inoffensive little flowers make us wonder what mischief they could ever have indulged in to have been connected with the devil. In fact, it is even inconsiderate of that individual not to have chosen for him a bit of more substance.