Capitol Reef Sego Lily Botanical Magnet
Jumbo Botanical Magnet
3.5” x 2.5”
Sego Lily...In 1911, the Sego Lily was declared to be the State floral emblem of Utah. Between 1840 and 1851, food became very scarce in Utah due to a crop-devouring plague of crickets, the families were put on rations. During this time they learned to dig for and to eat the soft, bulbous root of the Sego Lily. The memory of this use, quite as much as the natural beauty of the flower, caused it to be selected in after years as the floral emblem of the State. The Sego Lily has white, lilac, or yellow flowers and grows six to eight inches high on open grass and sage rangelands in the Great Basin during the summer months.