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General: Lily Family (Liliaceae). This perennial herbaceous plant has straw-colored or golden-yellow flowers with a conspicuous black-purple vein on the outside running from the apex to the base of each petal. The flowers are arranged in umbels and each umbel contains 16 to 40 flowers. The stamens are yellow, alternately long and short. The scape is 2-4 dm long. The leaves are few in number and grasslike. The fruit capsules contain black seeds, which are ridged longitudinally.