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.


cam-qua 2 © Forestry Images
  • cam-qua 2 © Forestry Images

Plant Details

Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Shrub Swamp
Shallow Marsh
Marshy meadows in coniferous forest
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist; light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.