Liliaceae Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh

Dogtooth Lily

Thompson - Other, Toys & Games

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: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Corms used as wagers in gambling. Some of the women used to climb up the valley sides to dig sacks of corms which they used as wagers in gambling. The winners would stagger down the hillside with several sacks of corms, while others, who had worked just as hard, would return home empty handed, having lost in the gambling.

RECRD: 32509 id: 14362