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"Utah State Flower"

Instructions: Watch this video on the Utah state flower and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

The Utah state flower is the _____.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a unique flower. It is called the sego lily, right here. The sego lily is, uh, the Utah state flower

It became the state flower in ______.

And the sego lily was designated as the Utah state flower in 1911.

Some of the early settlers to the area used the flower for _____.

And when the early pioneers came through in the 1850s or so, uh, often in times when things were difficult, they actually used the sego lily as a food source. Uh, they actually ate the roots of it.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Which is more difficult: raising your own children or spending time with your grandchildren? Explain.

Video Script

Good morning, everyone. I’m Randall, and I’m here just above, uh, Utah Valley. You can see snow on some of the peaks. It is the beginning of early summer. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a unique flower. It is called the sego lily, right here. The sego lily is, uh, the Utah state flower, and there are three main pedals, you can see right there. Uh, purple inside.

And the sego lily was designated as the Utah state flower in 1911. And when the early pioneers came through in the 1850s or so, uh, often in times when things were difficult, they actually used the sego lily as a food source. Uh, they actually ate the roots of it, so you can see right now some other sego lilies that are starting to blossom, or starting to bloom. A beautiful day out here. Again, the Utah flower, the sego lily.