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Camassia angusta (Prairie camas)
Johnson, Johnny L.

Camassia angusta

Camassia angusta (Engelm. & A. Gray) Blank.

Prairie Camas

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: CAAN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MO , MS , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Camassia angusta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Camassia angusta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Camassia angusta


Record Modified: 2023-01-25
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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