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Perennial herb from a deep, straw-coloured, fibrous-scaly, nearly globe-shaped, bulb-like corm; flowering stems erect, 30-60 cm tall, slender, smooth or somewhat roughened.
Basal leaves 1 or 2, linear, keeled, 20-40 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, smooth, sheathing at the base, the margins entire; stem leaves lacking.
Inflorescence a compact, terminal umbel of several to many, erect to ascending, more or less equally stalked flowers, above several membranous bracts, the stalks 1-4 cm long; flowers white often tinged with blue, to light blue, with green mid-veins, broadly bell-shaped to bowl-shaped, of 6 fused segments, 1-1.5 cm long; corolla lobes in 2 petal-like whorls, much longer than the tube, spreading, the 2 series much alike, broadly lanceolate to oblong-egg-shaped; stamens 6, attached to the petal-like tube at the same level and about the same length, the filaments flattened and joined toward the base; pistil 1, 3-chambered.
Capsules, egg-shaped, stalked; seeds rounded, black.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia