Definition of Sego lily
1. Noun. 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.
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Literary usage of Sego lily
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1. Live Language Lessons by Howard Roscoe Driggs (1915)
"Are you a sego lily? Yes I am a sego lily. THE sego lily 108 A FLOWER POEM Memorize this beautiful blossom poem: APPLE BLOSSOMS Have you seen ..."
2. Useful wild plants of the United States and Canada by Charles Francis Saunders (1920)
"The species most widely known as a food source is Calochortus Nuttallii, T. and G., the sego lily, which has the distinction of being Utah's State flower. ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The sego lily is the State flower of Utah. 33. Leichtlinii, Hook. f. Slender alpine species (5-6 in. high), by some regarded as a form of C. Nuttal- Hi: ..."
4. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"This plant is known in more western states by various names such as wild leek, wild onion, sego lily, mystery grass, etc. It is not an onion, ..."
5. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1896)
"... golden - rod in Nebraska, wild rose in North Dakota, mistletoe in Oklahoma Territory, golden- rod in Oregon, and the sego lily in Utah. ..."
6. The White Indian Boy: The Story of Uncle Nick Among the Shoshones by Elijah Nicholas Wilson (1919)
"The sego lily has been officially chosen as Utah's State flower. It blooms in the latter part of May, and is used extensively on Decoration Day. ..."