5 responses to “Triteleia grandiflora”

  1. Beverley

    Triteleia grandiflora – Z5 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  2. maureen

    wonderful soft photos of this plant, Daniel. You must have been down on your belly to get these shots — that’s how I spend alot of my time when I’m out with the camera while my companions are far ahead on the trail. 😉

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Yes, on my belly or sitting down. That was one of the nice things about the field trips at Botany BC – they weren’t “we must reach X by Y”. Instead, they were move at your own pace and enjoy + learn about what you see.

  4. Anonymous

    BPOTD are my heroes

  5. Robert Thomas

    …Thank you for the fotos and the entry.
    …It’s wonderful to be able to comment.
    …These are quite edible, even when they have come up out of the ground.
    …For most of us, this is when we learn, when we can see them and the blue flowers happening up the stem.
    …Root digging is a little bit of a skill. They are in the ground. It is hard. They are delicate. A digging stick would be handy. Perhaps there’s something in the tool shed?
    …When you get it up, you will find what I’ve called the space ship on a platter.
    …Fairly easily, the fibrous sheathing comes off and they are extremely white and beautiful.
    …And they taste good. The older they are, the less they taste.
    …The time to dig them as a food, that you might collect each year like going to the store, is before the green breaks ground, before they sprout out of the Earth. Then they are yet richest and offer tremendous vitality which they have prepped for the coming year’s growth.
    …They come up in patches and you can mark them when they’re up for the next year, come back in the spring and dig up a bunch and eat some, thank you. There’s some other things up there to be digging about that time, anyhow.

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