Anthericum hispidum.

Botanical name: 

Anthericum hispidum Linn. Liliaceae. St. Bernard's Lily.

South Africa. The sprouts are eaten as a substitute for asparagus. They are by no means unpalatable, says Carmichael,9 though a certain clamminess which they possess, that induces the sensation as of pulling hairs from between one's lips, renders them at first unpleasant.

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