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Utah State Flower:

Sego lily - click to see all state flowers
Sego lily photo from Wikipedia.org. See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Sego Lily

Utah designated the sego lily (Calochortus nuttalli) as the official state flower in 1911. Blooming in early summer, the sego lily has white, lilac, or yellow flowers and grows on open grass and sage rangelands in the Great Basin in Utah. Chosen as the flower symbol of Utah because of its natural beauty and historic significance (the soft, bulbous root of the sego lily was collected and eaten in the mid 1800's during a crop-devouring plague of crickets in Utah).

Painting of sego lily - click to see all state flowers
Painting of sego lilies by Mary E. Eaton from Wikipedia.org.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Also called mariposa lily, the bulb of the sego lily was roasted, boiled, or made into a porridge by native Americans before the Mormon pioneers. The sego lily is native to a number of western states (including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico).

Source:
Utah Symbols - Sego Lily: Utah's Online Library
Sego lily: Wikipedia.org
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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