The Ookow (Dichelostemma congestum) belongs to Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed on the west coast of North America, from western Washington to central California. It grows on bright hills and grasslands, and can reach a height of 30 to 90 cm. The stems are strong and upright, with a few linear basal leaves. From April to June, bluish-purple tubular flowers bloom on the spherical inflorescences at the tips of the stems. The corolla is split into 6 pieces, and the stamens are 3 pieces, each with white tooth-like projections.