Liliaceae Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh

Dogtooth Lily

Thompson - Food, Dried Food

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 121

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Scientific name: Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh
USDA symbol: ERGRG3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Dogtooth Lily
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Raw corms dried for future use in soups or stews. The corms were laid out loosely on a scaffold and allowed to partially dry until they had wilted so that they would not split when strung. Then they were strung with needles onto long strings or thin sticks and allowed to dry completely. The strings were tied at the ends to make a large necklace like loop which could be hung up for storage.

RECRD: 32263 id: 14352