• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Fls perfect; tep 6, spreading, oblong-elliptic, glandless and clawless, withering persistent around the fr; stamens 6, with long filaments and short, basifixed, latrorse anthers; ovary superior, with 3 distinct, elongate, slender, persistent styles stigmatic down the inner side; capsule loculicidal, 3-lobed, with 2(3) oblong, unappendaged seeds per locule; perennial herbs from a stout, caudex-like rhizome, producing a dense cluster of long, slender, persistent, firm and sharp-tipped lvs, a tall stem beset with similar but smaller lvs, and a dense terminal white raceme. 2, the other in w. N. Amer.