Camassia quamash subsp. quamash

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 305.

Leaves 6–15 mm wide, glaucous adaxially. Flowers slightly zygomorphic or actinomorphic; tepals withering separately after anthesis, pale to deep blue or bluish violet, each 3-veined, sometimes 5-veined in inner whorls, 15–30 × 3–5 mm; anthers dark bluish violet to brown, 2.5–4 mm; fruiting pedicel incurving-erect, with capsules appressed to raceme axes, 25–70 mm. Capsules 8–16 mm. Seeds 5–10 per locule.

Phenology: Flowering mid–late spring.
Habitat: Wet meadows
Elevation: 300–2500 m


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Alta., B.C., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash., Wyo.


Selected References


Lower Taxa