The Chocolate lily is an early spring-blooming perennial with
a nodding, bell-shaped brownish flower. It developes from
a bulb and can grow to as tall as 14 - 16 inches. It prefers
heavy clay soils in open grassy meadows.
The Tlingit and
Haida Natives would eat the rice-like bulblets either boiled
or steamed. They were cooked immediately or dried for use
later in the winter. Look closely and you can even see the
tiny spider webs on the flower.
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