Bulbs without basal bulbels, 1.5-2.5 × 1-2 cm, inner coat cells obscure, regular or nearly so. Leaves 3-6; blade 1-5 mm wide, margins usually entire. Scape solitary, 15-50 cm. Umbel usually 0-10-flowered, rarely producing capsules or seeds, pedicels replaced, all or in part, by ovoid bulbils, some of which may, in turn, bear secondary umbels, bulbils sessile or stalk less than 0.5 mm; spathe bracts usually 3, lanceolate to ovate. Flowers fragrant, 4-7 mm; tepals spreading, white or pink, thin; flowering pedicel, if present, filiform, ± equal, 10-70 mm. 2n = 21, 28. Flowering Apr--Jul. Roadsides, meadows, woods, and fields; 0--700 m; N.B., Ont., Que.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.
From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
Found throughout the state. Frequent or common in the southwestern counties in moist soil in woodland and cultivated fields, where it sometimes becomes a pernicious weed.