Taxon  Report   1380 
Camassia quamash  (Pursh) E. Greene
Camas,  Common camas
Camassia quamash
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
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Camassia quamash
© 2010 Steven Thorsted
Camassia quamash
© Corsi 2013 California Academy of Sciences
Camassia quamash, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Camassia quamash
© 1996 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Camassia
Subspecies and Varieties:
North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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