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Camassia quamash ssp. maxima

Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene ssp. maxima Gould

Small Camas

Liliaceae (Lily family)

Synonym(s): Camassia quamash var. maxima

USDA Symbol: CAQUM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 30 inches tall.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 2 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Bright to deep bluish violet.

Distribution

USA: OR , WA
Canada: BC

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

USDA: Find Camassia quamash ssp. maxima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Camassia quamash ssp. maxima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Camassia quamash ssp. maxima

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-03-04
Research By: CBR

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