white, 1/4", usually 5 white petal-like sepals that unite into a short tube and occur in rounded clusters on the top of the plant
yellowish green, alternate, simple, stalkless or on very short stalks
The stems arise at intervals from horizontal underground rhizomes to form small clones.
The rhizomes may produce adventitious roots that can produce a haustoria. The haustoria can become parasitic to other plants, rapping around the roots and absorbing its nutrients.
about 1 foot
The fruits were eaten by Native Americans. Comandra is derived from the Greek word kome (hair) and ander (man), referring to the hairy attachment of the stamens. Umbellata means like umbels or umbrella-like referring to the flower heads