blue camas (Camassia quamash)

blue camas

blue camas

 

Common name: blue camas
Botanical name: Camassia quamash

Light: full sun
Height: 8 – 20 inches
Water: wet in spring, drought tolerant in summer
Soil type: organic loam to clay

Perennial wildflower has blue flowers with yellow stamens clustered on single stem; blooms in late spring; member of the lily family with an edible bulb; takes several years to bloom

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