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Sego Lily

Shot on vacation this summer. The sago is found in Utah, a really beautiful sight, blooming all ong the ridge top of the valley we camped in this year.



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Utah...of course..I have seen it there...

1 Nov, 2009

 

Just gorgeous.

1 Nov, 2009

 

It is famous to that state, as a native. This is a hilside just above the family ranch, extablished in the late 1800's by my great grandfather.

2 Nov, 2009

 

oh my that is super..such a wonderful heritage GT..

2 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely bloom GT.

2 Nov, 2009

 

Gorgeous flower GT - it reminds me of a kaleidoscope

2 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you. They are lovely things. I've seen them along the highway and wondered what the white bloom was, I seem to visit during their season. :-) This time I got to go up to them and get a good look at the beauty and identify it.

2 Nov, 2009

 

This flower is really beautiful.

7 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you Amano. It is a native there, I was so glad to be visiting when they were blooming.

7 Nov, 2009

 

Certainly a very lovely Lily! I thought at first it was a spotless Tiger Lily! I've grown Tiger Lilies in the past & this one looked very much like them but in pure white & without the black spots.

8 Nov, 2009

 

It is very tiny Balcony, compare to any others. More the size of a large campanula bloom. I've another from the side I should post just to exhibit the difference.

9 Nov, 2009

 

Calochortus nuttallii, the Utah state flower. When I found the scientific name , I discovered it was named the state flower partly due to being the food source for many early Utah pioneers during hard times. Also called the mariposa lily.

11 Nov, 2009

 

Isn't that interesting...there is a camas lily that the Native Americans ate here as well, I wonder if they are related...

11 Nov, 2009

 

hummmm..nope sounds like not..they both grow in Idaho , but the Camas lily Camassia leichtlinii is more prevalent here and in southern washington. and it has a light blue bloom..has a bit of a garlic smell to the bulb..I seem to remember.

11 Nov, 2009

 

I know those too well from Camas County Idaho. They are a bit garlicy. :-)

15 Nov, 2009



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