IRIDACEAE,  Iris family

Mostly perennial herbs; leaves linear; flowers bisporangiate, epigynous, solitary or in spikes, racemes, or panicles, the solitary flower or the cluster subtended by spathelike bracts; perianth parts 6, petaloid; stamens 3, opposite the
sepals and sometimes adnate to them; carpels 3, united; ovary 3-loculed, placentae axile, or rarely 1 -Ioculed, placentae parietal; style 1, sometimes 3-branched; stigmas 3, sometimes 3-lobed; fruit a capsule.