Monographs Details: Narthecium Huds.
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Tep 6, linear-oblong, 3-nerved, withering and persistent around the fr; stamens 6, the filaments elongate, filiform, densely woolly, the anthers short, introrse, dorsifixed; ovary superior, gradually tapering into a poorly differentiated style; stigma minutely 3-lobed; ovules numerous; capsule elongate, loculicidal; seeds fusiform, prolonged at each end into a long filiform appendage; perennial herbs with stout rhizomes, with linear, basal, equitant lvs and an erect scape bearing a terminal raceme of yellow fls. 4, N. Hemisphere.