Camassia quamash

Small Camas

Edible native bulb with showy spikes bearing numerous blue flowers. Found in open grassy areas of the western states, prefers spring moisture. This is a highly variable species with geographical variants that are recognized as subspecies. Note there is much overlap in habitat and differences in morphology are to be expected.

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Camassia quamash
Distribution Map courtesy of USDA NRCS Plants Database