Star Lily (6/9)

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Yes, it is a wild lily and it is quite pretty. Leucocrinum montanum is found in the drier areas of the state. The species name, montanum, is actually not a direct reference to Montana. Rather, it means “of the mountains”. There is an indication that the Crow Indians ate the bulbs. However, I’ve never tried them, so I can’t say if they are good to eat or not. The bulbs are medicinal, though.

Written by Rex Trulove