Identification: Flowers white, in a compact spike, usually somewhat fuzzy appearing and drooping at the tip. Male and female flowers on separate plants, flower spike appearing fuzzier and more drooping in male than female plants. Plant arising from a rosette of smooth, large, ovate leaves with smaller leaves ascending the stem. Plant 1 to 3 feet in height.

Distribution: Illinois and Michigan in the west to southern New England in the east, southward to Florida and Louisiana.

Habitat: Devil's Bit is found in wet meadows and wet woods.

Flowering period: May to July.

Similar Species: The fuzzy, slightly drooping flower spike and the basal rosette of large, smooth leaves are distinctive.

long, gentle curves