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Camassia quamash

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Camassia quamash

Species Name: Camassia quamash
Common Name: Camas Lily

Excellent massed in a moist meadow. Light blue flower spikes in appear in late spring. Tolerates heavy soils.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 10,000'
Flower Season: Late spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?:
Distribution: North West, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, northern San Fernando Bay, Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Damp forests, meadows, streamsides below 10,000'

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References
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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