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Camassia quamash ssp. quamash (Small camas)
Reveal, James L.

Camassia quamash ssp. quamash

Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene ssp. quamash

Small Camas

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Camassia quamash ssp. teapeae, Phalangium quamash


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


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Flower scape up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: ID , MT , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
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 quamash ssp. quamash in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Camassia quamash ssp. quamash in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Camassia quamash ssp. quamash


Record Modified: 2023-04-11
Research By: CBR

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