The leaf is grasslike, but thickish, and as long as the flower-stalk.
They grow from one to over two feet high, taller than the grasslike leaves, forming a loose cluster, with papery bracts.
A single, long, grasslike leaf precedes the flexuous stem, with its quaintly arched and delicately fringed blossoms.
These plants were called Grass of Parnassus by Dioscorides, but are not grasslike.
Naturally the plants form thick tufts of abundant, hollow, grasslike leaves from their little oval bulbs and mat of fibrous roots.
Its stem was vapid and of no diameter, and its grasslike leaves grew in whorls at the joints.
They were colored to match the terrain, either painted to resemble rocks or fitted with a grasslike covering.