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Chlorogalum (Soap Plant or Soaproot)

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Chlorogalum (Soap Plant or Soaproot)

(green and milk, from the Greek, referring to the juice of the plant). Liliaceae.

Three species of California, allied to Camassia (C. Leichtlinii). Bulbous: flowers white or pink, in a panicle terminating a leafy stem; segments of perianth 3-nerved, at length twisting over the ovary; style long and deciduous. Leaves with wavy margins. Plants of easy culture, to be treated like Camassias or Ornithogalums. 

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