General: Perennial herb from a thick rhizome; flowering stems usually simple, sometimes branched, 20-50 cm tall.
Leaves: Mostly basal, linear-lanceolate, 20-50 cm long, 5-10 mm wide, entire, the tips long-pointed.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 1 or 2, sometimes 3 or 4, showy flowers on stout, 4- to 6-cm long stalks; flowers light to deep blue, purple-lined, the tubes flared above, less than 6 mm long, the bracts green or reddish and not papery at flowering; petals erect, 3-6 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide; sepals oblanceolate, 5-6 cm long, about 1 cm wide, bent back; style branches 2-2.5 cm long, the crests less than 1/2 as long; stigmas 2-lobed.
Fruits: Capsules, cylindrical, 3-5 cm long; seeds numerous.
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