Taxon  Report   1380    
Camassia quamash  (Pursh) Greene
Camas,  Common camas
Camassia quamash
© 1996 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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Camassia quamash
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Camassia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Camassia quamash
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).