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Plant Name:

Small Camas

Scientific Name:

Camassia quamash


Small Camas is a native perennial herb with distinctive blue-purple flowers.


Wet meadows, prairies, stream banks


Provides habitat and food for various wildlife species, including birds and small mammals

Growing Conditions:

Prefers moist soil and full sun to partial shade


Historically, Small Camas bulbs were an important food source for Native American tribes

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Bulbs can be cooked and eaten

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Fun Facts:

Small Camas is also known as "common camas" or "wild hyacinth"

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