Fritillaria pudica

Yellowbell, Yellow Snowdrop

Fritillaria pudica (Pursh) Spreng are slender herbaceous moncot perennials, growing 9 to 25 cm tall with drooping flowers. Bulbs can be up tp 3 cm in length, but are generaly smaller. 

Cultural Narrative: 

Yellowbell bulbs were used by some, but not all, groups. Bulbs were often harvested in late spring or early summer. Yellowbell bulbs could be eaten raw, boiled, or steamed. They are creamy in flavor. Bulbs could be stored underground in pits or dried and stored. 

Location Description: 

Grasslands and sagerush desert, and open ponderosa pine or mixed coniferous forests.