Eremurus spectabilis.

Botanical name: 

Eremurus spectabilis Bieb. Liliaceae.

Asia Minor and Persia. In May and June the young shoots are sold as a vegetable in the villages of the Caucasus, Kurdistan and Crimea. The flavor is intermediate between spinach and purslane and is by no means a disagreeable vegetable.

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