|Chorogalum spp. |
A perennial bulb that grows wild in the foothill of the West, important to native peoples in several ways. Raw, the bulb is an excellent soap substitute. Cooked, it is a nutritious food. The bulbs are encased in a sheath of coarse fiber that makes brushes, mats, etc. A rosette of wavy-edged leaves is followed by a candelabra of small pale flowers that dance in the breeze—hundreds on established plants. We have no published hardiness information, but judging from its natural range, hardy to at least zone 6 or 7. Spacing 12” apart. 30 seeds, ethically wildcrafted.