Plants to 9—15(—20) cm; bulbs 2—3 × 1.5—2 cm. Leaves: vernation convolute, remaining so within basal sheath; blade narrowly oblanceolate, 10—30 × 0.5—2.5(—3.5) cm. Spathe 3—5 cm. Flowers: outer tepals white, elliptic to broadly obovate or nearly orbiculate, 2—2.5 × 1—2 cm; inner tepals white with green blotch at base and apex, or with green stripe from base to apex, narrowly obovate, 10—12 × (4—)6—7 mm; anthers 4—6 mm; ovary 5—8 × 4—5 mm; style 8—10 mm; pedicel (1.5—)3—4 cm.
Flowering late winter--spring. Roadsides, open forests, abandoned gardens; 0--300 m; introduced; N.Y., Pa.; se Europe; sw Asia (Turkey); expected elsewhere.
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