Monday, May 14, 2012

Sego Lily

This small, but beautiful, flower had a great impact on the settlement of the Southwest. It is a Sego Lily and the bulb is edible. Because of the edible bulb, early pioneers to the West survived famine by eating the bulbs from these plants. It would take a lot of bulbs to support the pioneers, but even though the plants are not that common, they were a valuable source of food. The Sego Lily is the State Flower of Utah.

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