Lilium occidentale is a herbaceous perennial bulbiferous plant producing a leafy stem up to 220cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Western N. America - southwest Oregon and northwest California
Coastal scrub, coastal prairies, gaps in coastal coniferous forests especially with Sitka spruce([Picea sitchensis), Sphag-num bogs and marshes in northern part of range; at elevations up to 100 metres[
Bulbs - cooked[
]. Traditionally, the native N. Americans baked them in an earth oven[
]. The rhizomatous bulb can be 18 0 43mm x 21 - 99mm, it is made up of many imbricate, fleshy leaf scales, without a tunic[