Aletris farinosa.

Botanical name: 

Aletris farinosa Linn. Haemodoraceae. Ague-Root. Colic-Root. Crow-Corn. Star Grass. Unicorn-Root.

North America. This plant, says Masters, is one of the most intense bitters known, but, according to Rafinesque, the Indians eat its bulbs.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.