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.
Author, Researcher, Clinician. Latest titles: Wild Edible Plants of California: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages) (2021), Wild Edible Plants of Utah (2020), Wild Edible Plants of Colorado (2020).