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Inflorescence - Indeterminate raceme terminating scape, 15-16cm long (tall), with +/-40 flowers. Flower pedicels subtended by thin bract to +1cm long.

Flowers - Perianth to 2cm broad, rotate, nectariferous. Pedicels to 1cm long, elongating in fruit, glabrous. Tepals to 1cm long, 3-5mm broad, linear-oblong, white with lilac tinge, glabrous. Stamens 6, borne at base of tepals. Filaments 6mm long, glabrous. Anthers yellow, 3mm long, 1.2mm broad. Ovary superior, glabrous, 3mm long, ovoid, with 3 locules, many seeded, placentation axile. Style 3mm long, glabrous, white. Stigma 3-lobed.

Flowering - April - May.

Origin - Native to U.S.