Chamaelirium luteum (Devil’s Bit)

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Helonias Diocia (Deviel's)This is an herbaceous perennial plant, with a large bulbous root, from which arises a very smooth angular stem one or two feet in height.  The cauline leaves are lanceolate, acute, and small; the radical leaves (or those springing from the root) are broader and from four to eight inches in length.  The flowers are small, very numerous, greenish-white, disposed in long, terminal, nodding racemes, resembling plumes.  The fruit is a capsule.

  • English
  • Blazing star
    Devil’s bit
    Devil’s-bit
    fairywand
    False Unicorn Root
    fairy wand
    false unicorn
    Blazingstar
    Fairy-wand
    False unicorn-root
    Helonias

  • French
  • chamélire jaunissant
    Chamaelire doré

  • Swedish
  • Ormlilja

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