Bulbs ellipsoid to ovoid, 2–4.2 × 1.2–3.5 cm diam.; rhizome generally unnoticeable. Leaves 4–7, 14–75 cm × 1.5–3.5 mm, shorter than raceme. Scape 55–87 cm. Racemes loose, 55–220-flowered, 11.5–35 cm, flowers well separated along axis. Flowers: tepals green, elliptic to narrowly ovate or obpandurate, 2–3.2 mm, fleshy, margins entire; auricles sometimes present; filaments subulate, 1.5 times tepal length. Capsules 2–3-locular, ovoid, 7.5–11 × 3.2–5.5 mm. Seeds 1–3 per locule, 4–6.3 × 1.3–1.8 mm. 2n = 16.
Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Sandy, moderately to well-drained soils in dry pineland and sandhills
Elevation: 0–100 m