The liliaceae, or lily family once had several dozen species in the British Isles but most have been reclassified in other families including amaryllidaceae, asparagaceae, colchicaceae, melanthiaceae and nartheciaceae. Liliaceae flowers usually have six tepals, either free or fused, six stamens and a superior ovary. Leaves are alternate, untoothed, unlobed, and crossed by parallel, lengthwise veins.