Sego Lily Earrings
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Western Indians deemed the bulb-like roots of the sego lily a great delicacy. They taught the Mormon pioneers to use the bulb for badly needed food between 1840 and 1851, when food became very scarce in Utah due to a crop-devouring plague of crickets. The memory of this use, quite as much as the natural beauty of the flower, caused it to be selected by the Legislature as the floral emblem of the State. Although white is the most common color, it is often seen in other colors such as magenta or a lilac tint, and grows six to eight inches high on open grass and sage rangelands in the Great Basin during the summer months. The lily can be found in the following states: AZ, CO, ID, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, SD, UT, WYERS5957
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, ear wires are hypo-allergenic
Dimensions: Hangs approx. 1.50" (Gift Boxed with Provenance Card)