Liliaceae: a bulb with stems from 10–120cm. Found in oak or pine scrub or open woods and thickets near the coast. The flowers are nodding, 1–4cm, yellowish or greenish brown with a lot of yellow mottling to purplish black with little mottling, or yellow-green mottled with purple. The leaves are in whorls. It grows from a bulb, which resembles a small mass of rice grains. Native to western North America, in California, Klamath Ranges, the north coast ranges, Cascade Ranges, north Sierra Nevada foothills, and the San Francisco Bay Area, north to British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho.
The roots or bulbs cooked make palatable and nutritious food. The roots were a staple food for some native North American Indian tribes.
Germinates in 4-12 weeks at cold temps. Bulbs produce many rice-grain bulblets. Produces a single, shining, strap-like radical leaf the first few years until ready to flower. Plants flower within 3-5 years from seed. A woodland plant, preferring light soils. It is best grown in a well-drained sandy woodland soil. Plants are best grown in a bulb frame and kept rather dry in summer. Water should be withheld in summer or hot spells.
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