This is recognizable by its wavy basal leaves, and beautiful white flowers which only open in late afternoon, closing by the following morning. Every 1-2 days, a bud on the flower spike opens, in sequence moving upward. In photo #3, the striped, swelling buds are visible to the right of today’s bloom, while the twisted, spent flowers are on the left. The bulb is covered in coarse fibers; the last photo shows one that has been dug up. Both bulb and fibers were used by indigenous people. Photos #2 and 3 by CJH.