There are approximately 60 - 70 different species of plants including bitterroot
A low lying plant with comparatively large pink to nearly white flowers that bloom on short stalks. The flowers are 1.5-2.5 in (3.8-6.3 cm) wide, with leaves 0.5-2 in (1.3-5 cm) long and height of 0.5-2 in (1.3-5 cm).
The root of the Bitterroot plant is used as a traditional source of food. The roots were peeled and cooked or dried for winter use. Bitterroot is was considered a valuable plant and it figured prominently in trade. Shown here are community elders passing on their traditional knowledge of Bitterroot harvesting to the youth.