Dichelostemma Congestum | Forktooth Ookow | Congested Snake Lily
What's in a name? In this case, a few chortles, perhaps. Typically, a plant's common name is both easier to pronounce and more generally descriptive than is the plant's botanical name. In this case, Dichelostemma Congestum may be a bit of a tongue twister, butit is hard to see how Forktooth Ookow or Congested Snake Lily were considered an improvement, or help to describe this lovely addition to our family of bulbs. Native to N. America, this little beauty is highly resistant to deer and rodents, while attracting butterflies. Tolerant of poor soils and drought, dainty lilac blooms form a globe atop 20 inch stems in late spring. Found in open woodlands and grasslands, and now here! Will you find it in your garden come spring?