Great Camas/Camassia quamash
White Great Camas
Common names are Camas, Quamash, Indian Hyacinth,
and wild Hyacinth
Common Camas (Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene)
common name Cussick's camas, is a species of plant in the family Asparagaceae (subfamily Agavoideae). It is native to parts of North America. C. cusickii originally appeared in horticultural journals in the late 1800s, but they been sold and cultivated for about thirty years.This plant family is not studied intensely. Seven or eight species exist in the wild, however, only three are talked about and cultivated. From wikipedia
or another definition:
Large Camas is native to meadows from central and northern California to British Columbia, Canada.
It belongs to the genus Camassia (the Camas Lillies) and the family Lilliaceae (the Lily family).
Like all lilies, Large Camas is a true bulb. It grows new leaves in late winter/early spring, flowers and then dies back to the bulb.
The six-petaled flowers vary in color from pale lilac or white to deep purple or blue-violet
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