Wildlife

Wasatch Wildflowers: Sego Lily (Calochortus nuttallii)

PARK CITY, Utah. — The Sego Lily is Utah’s state flower. The stunning white flowers pop with petals decorated in delicate magenta and golden embellishments.

The Utes call the flower sago and taught Mormon settlers how to eat the bulbs. The plant grows up to 18 inches high, with large flowers between 1 and 2 inches across and grass-like leaves.

Sego lily grows in sagebrush and aspen communities between 3300 and 10000 feet in elevation. Watch for blooms from March through June.

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