California fetid adderstongue (Scoliopus bigelovii) belongs to the Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to California and Oregon. This herb grows in mossy, moist places in old-growth forest, and can reach 15-30 cm in height. The leaves are two large, sometimes 3 or 4, and have several longitudinal veins and are green with darker green or purplish mottling. The flowers bloom on the mostly underground peduncles in late winter and early spring. The flower has three flat, spreading, pointed oval or lance-shaped sepals and three narrower, linear or fingerlike petals. The sepals are pale or greenish and striped or streaked with dark purple. The flowers have a disagreeable scent.