John, this is my first message to the group, so I hope I'm doing it right. On my walks I see Chlorogalum blooming right now in Tilden park in the Berkeley hills, and they are odd, but pretty. The foliage is rather lush for a native plant, and a large specimen in the shade resembles a clump of daylilies, until the 4-6 foot wiry stems shoot up in the late spring. If you want one, I think I remember seeing them offered by Guy Wrinkle on his website. I bought a pot of what was supposed to be C. pomeridianum at a nursery in Berkeley a few years ago, and it grew in summer and went dormant in winter- just the opposite of the native ones. It also had a much shorter bloom stem.