The wild onion
is a member of the lily family (Liliaceae).
HEROD -- Vinyard Indian Settlement will celebrate the significance of wild onions
in Native American culture this weekend at the 7th Annual Festival of Wild Onions
If you come across some wild onions
, sprinkle some chopped up leaves or bulbs on these.
are found across the country from late winter to early summer, growing singly and in clumps.
Depending on region, re-established ancestral pantries might include tubers and roots from turnips to potatoes, greens, tomatoes, wild rice, sumac, wild ginger, rose hip, seeds, duck, rabbit, venison, wild onions
, hickory and black walnut syrup, pine and spruce shoots, berries, crab apples, acorn flour, balsa fir for tea, and the "Three Sisters" garden fundamentals of squash, corn, and beans--to name but a few staples.
After ten days they ran out of food and subsisted on berries, wild onions
, roots and beech leaves.
An occasional fish or bullfrog was caught, but we mostly got by on soup from wild onions
, watercress, and the occasional handful of blackberries.
He and his wife started tilling the soil and raising chickens, turkeys, pigs, and sheep, as well as serving four-star meals to guests at their Stone Soup Inn, Previously chef at the acclaimed Sooke Harbour House on Vancouver Island, Brock says the rewardis in getting to grow and serve specialty ingredients not found everywhere else--like King Edward spinach, fresh wasabi, and heritage carrots--and tracking down wild onions
and foraged berries.
and rouge-- long brushes like dead muskrats and a row of wild onions
The youth grow corn, beans, and squash in circular patterns and raise native grasses, wild onions
, and wild garlic for soups and stews, as Native Americans once did.
Thoms of Texas A and M University said that long before early humans in North America grew corn and beans, they were harvesting and cooking the bulbs of lilies, wild onions
and other plants, roasting them for days over hot rocks.
Women and children could take a shortcut, cutting off the bend in the river, and pick wild onions
along the way.