Taxon  Report   1382    
Camassia quamash  (Pursh) Greene  ssp. quamash   
(no longer an active name)
Common camas,  Star camas
Camassia quamash ssp. 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.

Bloom Period
Genus: Camassia
Parent: Camassia quamash
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Camassia quamash ssp. teapeae
PLANTS: Phalangium quamash
NOTE: Camassia quamash ssp. quamash is no longer an active name.
More information about  Camassia quamash ssp. quamash
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Oct 19, 2019).