Hypolytrum nemorum (Vahl) Spreng.
Sprengel, C.P.J. (1824) Systema Vegetabilium 1 : 233.
Can grow as a herb but usually flowers and fruits as a plant more than 1 m tall.
One or two scale-like cataphylls produced before the first true leaves. First true leaves linear, about 7-14 x 1 mm, longitudinally veined and the bases clasp the stem. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves linear, channelled on the upper surface, bases clasping one another forming a triangular sectioned leafy stem. Venation longitudinal and parallel. Leaf blade margins and midrib (on the underside) beset with small tooth-like hairs. Seed germination time 60 to 221 days.
Makes an attractive pot or garden plant and will grow well in shady conditions.