Definition of Calochortus nuttallii

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.

Exact synonyms: Sego Lily
Generic synonyms: Liliaceous Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calochortus Nuttallii

Calnada pea
Calocarpum zapota
Calocedrus decurrens
Calochortus albus
Calochortus amabilis
Calochortus amoenus
Calochortus elegans
Calochortus kennedyi
Calochortus luteus
Calochortus macrocarpus
Calochortus nuttallii (current term)
Calophyllum calaba
Calophyllum candidissimum
Calophyllum inophyllum
Calophyllum longifolium
Calopogon pulchellum
Calopogon tuberosum
Calori's bursa
Caloscypha fulgens
Calosoma scrutator
Calostoma cinnabarina
Calostoma lutescens

Literary usage of Calochortus nuttallii

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1. 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, ... a purple spot above the yellow heart of the SEGO LILY (Calochortus nuttallii) ..."

2. Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories by Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.) (1873)
"Calochortus nuttallii, T. and G.—Near Ogden, Utah, May 31; Snake Eiver Plains, July; Henry's Fork of Snake Hiver, July 17. "The 'Segó' of the Utes and ..."

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