Native to the Unites States, and found throughout the southeast from Texas to Florida and north to Virginia, as well as in Puerto Rico.
This is a perennial plant found in moist habitats of roadsides and meadows, as well as disturbed sites. Propagation is from seeds or rhizomes.
Mature plants may grow to 3 feet in height, often in large clumps due to the spreading by rhizomes. Leaves are long and thin, and up to ½ inch wide, arising from the base of the plant and along the lower stems. The flowering spike occurs at the end of the long stem as a flower-like florescence, with several long, white, pointed bracts that strongly resemble a lily-like flower. These bracts are tipped with green.
Characteristicts Important to Control:
There usually is no need to control this native wildflower.