Medeola virginica.

Botanical name: 

Medeola virginica Linn. Liliaceae. Indian Cucumber.

Northeast America. The roots are eaten by the Indians, according to Pursh. Cutler says the roots are esculent and of an agreeable taste. Gray says the tuberous, white rootstock has a taste like the cucumber.

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