Day 245: May 28, 2005 - The Sego Lily

by Karen Williams

The Sego Lily was named Utah's state flower, both for its beauty and place in Utah's state history. During a great famine in pioneer times, where crickets had devoured most of the crops, the early pioneers discovered the Sego Lily's bulbous root was edible. But probably not too tasty.

by Karen Williams
Another view of the Sego Lily with its petals in the closed position. It's a truly beautiful flower that I would not expect to come across growing out of the dry desert sand.

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