Calochortus macrocarpus, also known as sagebrush mariposa lily, occurs in northwestern United States and a small part of southern British Columbia. The leaves are blue-green and grass-like. The flowers are large, bloom in June, are three-petaled, and are pink and purple. The bulbs are tapering, like a carrot.
First peoples in southern British Columbia harvested the bulbs from April to June. They can be eaten raw or cooked.
- Calochortus macrocarpus in Flora of North America @ efloras.org
- Turner, Nancy J. Food Plants of Interior First Peoples (Victoria: UBC Press, 1997) ISBN 0-7748-0606-0
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