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Common Camas | Camassia quamash

Showy blue perennial flowers grow in terminal spikes of at least 5 flowers that are each 1-2″ long. Important food of Native Americans.


Plant Details

HabitatsMixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland, Shrub Swamp, Shallow Marsh
Habitat NotesMarshy meadows in coniferous forest
Mature Height12"-35"
Shade Preferencesun, part shade
Soil ToleranceMoist; light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.