Liliaceae Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh

Dogtooth Lily

Thompson - Food, Pie & Pudding

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: Pie & Pudding
Notes: Corms used to make a traditional kind of pudding. The pudding was made by boiling together such traditional ingredients as dried black tree lichen, dried saskatoon berries, cured salmon eggs, tiger lily bulbs or bitterroot and deer fat. Some of these ingredients, including avalanche lily corms, were optional. Nowadays flour is often used as a substitute for black tree lichen and sugar is added.

RECRD: 32266 id: 14353