Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory
Family: Asparagaceae
Atlantic camas, eastern camas, wild-hyacinth
[Camassia esculenta (Ker Gawl.) B.L.Rob.,  more...]
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Etymology: Camassia: from native American words Camas and quamash for "sweet" in reference to the importance of this plant as a food source
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb; from a bulb
Leaves: basal, grass-like, 1/4"-1/3" wide
Flowers: white to blue, 6-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, star-shaped, stalks 1/2"-1" long; inflorescence a many-flowered, loose, terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) on a long, thick stalk; blooms April-June
Fruits: rounded capsule
Habitat: moderate moisture to wet; prairies, open woods
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Endangered
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Thomas A. Meyer  
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Aaron Carlson  
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