Member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family. Found in woods, roadsides, fields, woodland borders during April - June. The zig-zag arching stalks are from 1-5 ft. long. Nodding greenish-white tubular flowers hang in pairs from the axils of the oval conspicuously veined leaves. Hanging from the leaf axils on an arching stem are a few (often 2) greenish-white bell-like flowers. Blue berries follow the flowers of this perennial. A new stem emerges from the root each year and the old stem scars on the root resemble the seals once used to seal letters with wax, hence the name. Since a single new stem grows every year the scars on the root can be counted to gauge the age of the plant.