Brodeia bulbs: {Dichelostemma capitatum}

Brodeia roots (aka “Blue Dicks”): {Dichelostemma capitatum}

Positive-Impact Harvesting Technique: “Abundance vs. Isolation” check.  Leave the majority in the ground & do not pick if there is not an abundance– although they tend to grow rather abundantly.

Description: tends to grow in a single bulb but occasionally will have 2 bulb on a single plant.  The plant is small & slender, with blue, bell-shaped flowers on top.

Uses:  The root bulbs of the brodello are a very tasty starchy food source, & can be eaten raw, but are also qute tasty once they’ve been cooked.

Bibliography: Richard Lonewolf

Database Entry: Distance Everheart 5-14-13

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