Ethnobotany. A food for many Amerindian Peoples: the bulbs were eaten raw or roasted.
Description. Siskiyou mariposa lily is an herbaceous perennial with a single, basal leaf arising from a bulb. The basal leaf can be up to 20 centimeters (7.9 inches) in length and the flowering stem approximately 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) high. One to three large showy, pink to lavender, erect, bell-shaped flowers have a yellow fringe above the nectary at the base of the petals.