General: Perennial herb from a bulb of a few larger, fleshy scales and numerous small, rice-grain bulblets; stems 10-25 cm tall, slender to sturdy, smooth.
Leaves: Usually a nearly opposite pair, sometimes several and alternate to nearly whorled, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 3-15 cm long, 2-12 mm wide, smooth.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 1 or rarely 2, drooping flowers atop the stem; flowers yellow, often faintly striped with purple or brown near the base, fading to orange or brick-red, narrowly bell-shaped, of 6 similar, distinct tepals, the tepals lance-oblong to lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 cm long, 4-8 mm wide, with a small, green nectar gland on inner surface near the base; stamens 6; pistil 1, 3-chambered.
Fruits: Capsules, erect, cylindric to egg-shaped, 6-angled, wings lacking, 2-3 cm long; seeds numerous, flattened.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
2022-10-03 4:36:51 PM
The information contained in the E-Flora atlas pages is derived from expert
sources as cited in each section. This information is scientifically based.
E-Flora also acts as a portal to other sites via deep links. As
always, users should refer to the original sources for complete information.
E-Flora BC is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the