Common Camas Wildflower Seeds

Common Camas Wildflower Seeds

Regular price $4.80
Camassia quamash

Common Camas is a beautiful star-shaped lily with colours ranging from deep violet to light blue. The 1 to 1-1/2 cm (1/2 in) long grass-like leaves surround a terminal spike which bears five of more flowers. It grows up to 60 cm (2 ft) tall, and flowers from May to June.

Its distribution was significantly increased by trade between Native groups from British Columbia to Montana. Camas grows best in grassy slopes and meadow-like areas. It prefers heavy soils with full light to partial shade conditions. Unlike Death Camas, which is poisonous, Common Camas was an important source of food for aboriginal people. They often cooked the bulbs for their sweet chestnut-like taste, of boiled them to make a gravy of beverage.

Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.