Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:

Camassia leichtlinii

Camassia leichtlinii (Baker) S. Watson

Large Camas, Leichtlin's Camas

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: cale5

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


From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue


USA: CA , NV , OR , WA
Canada: BC

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-05-18
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back