Calochortus flexuosus (Winding mariposa lily)

Calochortus flexuosus | Winding mariposa lily | Edible Uses

View photos of the edible plant, Calochortus flexuosus (Winding mariposa lily), profiled in the Wild Edible Series: Nevada, California, and Utah.

A passage from Wild Edible Plants of California:

The root bulbs require more effort to procure. They are often 1/2’ or more beneath the ground’s surface, so digging with a shovel will be necessary.

A passage from Wild Edible Plants of Utah:

From flower and stem to root bulb, all parts of Mariposa lily are edible. The buds, flowers, young seed pods, stems, and leaves are eaten without killing the plant.