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Camassia sp., Indian Hyacinth, Camas, Quamash,

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Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii

Camassia sp.

Indian Hyacinth, Camas, Quamash,
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Originally from damp meadowlands in North America, this bulbous perennial is perfect for naturalising in a wildflower meadow. Flowers in this species may be white, cream, blue or purple, all with attractive yellow anthers. Good fresh cut flower.

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