Yellow Glacier-lily


Erythronium grandiflorum

  • bulbs are edible raw.

  • bulbs are best after long slow cooking, which turns them chocolate brown.

  • bulbs can be dried for storage after cooking.

  • dried bulbs are soaked and then boiled or steamed.

  • leaves are edible raw.

  • fresh greed seed pods can be cooked, taste like string beans.

  • grows in moist areas with rich soil in montane, subalpine, and alpine regions.

  • warning: bulbs can cause burning sensation, too many can cause vomiting.

  • warning: do not confuse with poisonous members of the lily family.

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