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General: Lily Family (Liliaceae). This herbaceous perennial plant has herbage with the characteristic taste and smell of onions. The scape is 15-45 cm high and the leaves are 2-3 and linear. Reproduction is from wrinkled, black seeds contained in a capsule or by ovoid to spherical bulbs. The bulb-coats are brown or gray, thin, with horizontal undulate reticulation in vertical rows. Five to 25 pale pink to white flowers are in an umbel subtended by 2 or 3 thin whitish or scarious bracts.