sego lily


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Related to sego lily: Calochortus nuttallii

sego lily

n.
A western North American bulbous plant (Calochortus nuttallii) having large white to lavender cup-shaped flowers.

se′go lil′y

(ˈsi goʊ)
n.
a plant, Calochortus nuttallii, of the western U.S., having bell-shaped flowers and an edible root.
[< Southern Paiute siγoˀo]
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Noun1.sego lily - perennial plant having clusters of one to four showy white bell-shaped flowers atop erect unbranched stemssego lily - perennial plant having clusters of one to four showy white bell-shaped flowers atop erect unbranched stems; edible bulbs useful in times of scarcity; eastern Montana and western North Dakota south to northern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
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