Sego Lily Calochortus nuttalli


A perennial that grows to 8 inches high, from bulbs, with grass-like leaves and large three-petal cup-shaped flowers. A common plant of the foothills, used as an emergency food by the pioneers. The sego lily is the Utah state flower. From seeds, it requires several growing seasons to flower. Plant in late fall for spring emergence, in a grass-free and weed-free bed that will not be disturbed. The seedlings resemble blades of grass.

Flowers May-June.