The common star lily (Toxicoscordion fremontii) belongs to the Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to western North America from southwestern Oregon, California and northern Baja California. This herb grows on grassy or woody slopes, or rocky outcrops, and can reach 10-80 cm in height. The leaves are linear 50-100 cm in length. The white flowers bloom in clusters from February to June. They have three petals and three very similar sepals, arranged symmetrically, giving rise to the name star-lily. Each flower is 1-4 cm across.