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Perennial herb from a narrowly egg-shaped, 3- to 5-cm long bulb attached to a chain of rhizome segments; flowering stems 15-35 cm tall, smooth.
Basal leaves 2, dull dark green mottled with brown or white, broadly lanceolate to elliptic, 10-20 cm long, smooth, gradually narrowed to short, broad, narrowly winged stalks, the margins entire but often somewhat wavy; stem leaves lacking.
Inflorescence of 1, rarely 2 or 3, flowers atop a leafless, unbranched, smooth stem; flowers rose-pink with yellow bands at the base on the inner surface, nodding, of 6 similar, distinct tepals, the tepals narrowly lanceolate, 3-5 cm long, curved back; stamens 6, anthers yellow; pistil 1, 3-chambered.
Capsules, narrowly club-shaped to oblong, erect, 3-4 cm long; seeds several to many, brown, egg-shaped, angular.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia