Largeflower Triteleia

Triteleia grandiflora

  • corms are edible raw.

  • corms were traditionally collected in early spring.

  • corms have improved taste after boiling.

  • corms are best when roasted in hot ashes or low flame for an hour.

  • boiled corms can be dried for storage.

  • young seed pods are edible raw.

  • grows in hills, grasslands and pine forests.

  • warning: do not confuse bulbs with those of the poisonous Death Camases, such as Mountain Death-Camas (Zigadenus elegans) and Meadow Death-Camas (Zigadenus venenosus), which grow in similar areas and have similar looking bulbs, but have white flowers.

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