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.

 

Common camas at Marys River Natural Area © Oregon NRCS
Common camas © Forest Service Northern Region
common camas © Forestry Images
  • Common camas at Marys River Natural Area © Oregon NRCS
  • Common camas © Forest Service Northern Region
  • common camas © Forestry Images

Plant Details

Habitat:
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Shrub Swamp
Shallow Marsh
Marshy meadows in coniferous forest
Mature Height:
12"-35"
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist; light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.