If it isn't apparent, we have abundant flora in our surrounding areas despite the desert look to our county. One of those plants is the Sego Lily, which is Utah's state flower. In my perusal of flowers, I stumbled on the fun fact that the Sego Lily's roots are edible! I always find it intriguing when I find out something new about a "pretty" plant. So I dug deeper.
The name of this flower is coined by the Shoshone, and means "edible bulb." Pioneers in the 1840s used this plant to ward off starvation, and these individuals considered themselves, proudly, as "bulbeaters." For more on this
I have to say, the more I know about the flora and fauna of this area, the more intrigued I get.