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Northern Rice Root (23k)

Northern Rice Root
Fritillaria camschatcensis

Also known as the black lily, the northern rice root gets its name from the color of its flowers and the bulbs which resemble tight clusters of white rice. These bulbs can be eaten, though there is a slight bitter flavor to them. Other names for this plant include, chocolate lily, Indian rice, and Eskimo potato.

Picture taken 18 June 1998 while hiking around Indian River Valley.