Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Columbia Tiger Lily

Erika and I found a few Columbia Tiger Lilies during our hike yesterday, 17 June 2019, in one of our favorite places near Olympia, the Mclane Nature Trail—a tract for forest managed by the state, containing a large dragonfly-infested beaver pond. We found the lilies in a clearcut hillside. These pretty flowers are smaller than other species of tiger lilies. The plant grows in western North America, from Montana west to British Columbia and northern California. According to Wikipedia, bulb from these flowers were used by native peoples to spice-up various food items.

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