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Perennial, rarely annual herbs. Stems tufted, rootstock sympodial. Leaves variable, radical or few near base, linear, flat or terete, or reduced to sheaths. Inflorescence terminal or subterminal on scape-like stems, with flowers arranged in cymes of various types, commonly monochasial, usually with 1-2 bracteoles. Flowers small, usually clustered, mostly sessile. Perianth of 6 segments, glumaceous, equal, or inner 3 smaller. Stamens 3-6, free or somewhat connate, filaments linear, anthers erect. Ovary 3-locular, sessile, style short, stigma brushlike. Fruit a capsule, 3-valved. Seeds minute, shallowly ribbed.