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    When thinking of the prairie lilies uses, the Native American culture comes to mind.  In native culture, prairie plants were used for a variety of things including remedies, food, medicine and many more .  Although prairie plants are not the main food source in today's culture their use is becoming more and more significant.
    The Lakota name for the wild lily is "mnahca' hca " for very smelly flower.  The Dakota pulverized or chewed the flowers and applied them as an antidote for the poisonous bites of the brown spider.  They were said to relieve the inflammation and swelling immediately.   The Prairie lilies grow from bulb, which can be used as a food source.