Most often noticed when in flower or fruit, here the flowers are just beginning to open in this common subalpine plant. Formerly a member of the Lily Family, it is now placed in its own, the False-Asphodel Family.
The flowers are borne on a tall, sticky stem; they are white or greenish. Here the plant is abundant in the seasonally moist Mountain Meadows, on the northwest side of the Park.
Perhaps most noticeable when in fruit, the reddish-purple seed capsules are often seen on stalks that rise above the surrounding vegetation. This is subspecies brevistyla.