Two liliaceous plants in particular, Erythronium grandiflorum and Fritillaria pudica, are marvelously beautiful and abundant.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
I have noticed the same fact with several liliaceous plants, which nevertheless grew vigorously.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Liliaceous plants and cruciferae are numerous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various