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General: Lily Family (Liliaceae). This herbaceous perennial reproduces both by black seeds and brown fibrous-coated corms. The umbel-shaped inflorescence has 3 to 11 flowers--each flower is bell-shaped and the color varies from blue-purple, pink-purple to rose. The perianth lobes are ascending, 12-25 mm, with tips recurved. The fruit is an ovoid capsule. The 3-5 basal leaves are linear and the scape is 5-25 cm tall.