LILIACEAE,  Lily Family

Mostly perennial herbs with corms. bulbs, or rhizomes; leaves linear to broad, alternate, opposite, or whorled,often all basal, usually parallel-veined; flowers hypogynous or epigyoous, solitary or clustered; perianth regular or nearly so, of 6 or 4 parts, petals and sepals usually similar, separate or united; stamens 6 or 4, free or adnate to perianth; carpels usually 3, united; locules 3; styles 1 or 3 or absent; fruit a berry or capsule. (incl. Amaryllidaceae)