Camassia


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Noun1.Camassia - genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbsCamassia - genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
camas, camash, camass, camosh, quamash - any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America
Camassia quamash, common camas - plant having a large edible bulb and linear basal leaves and racemes of light to deep violet-blue star-shaped flowers on tall green scapes; western North America
Camassia leichtlinii, Leichtlin's camas - camas found to the west of Cascade Mountains
Camassia scilloides, indigo squill, wild hyacinth - eastern camas; eastern and central North America
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The Camassia of North American origin would enhance any light woodland scene, but don't worry - the staff have no intention of letting it out.
Most bulbs would rot in wet soil, but camassia bulbs can take it.
CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII 'BROADLEIGH BELLE' (broadleighbulbs.co.uk) FROM the small bulb specialist's own cultivars comes this beautiful mixture of lilac, pink and white camassias which are laterflowering and taller than other varieties, growing up to 75cm (30in) and flowering in May, which makes them an excellent crossover plant for spring to summer.
5 Camassia Leichtlinii 'Broadleigh Belle' (broadleighbulbs.co.uk) This beautiful mixture of lilac, pink and white camassias are later-flowering and taller than other varieties, growing up to 75cm (30in) and flowering in May.
(Jacques Amand, 020 8420 7110, jacquesamand.com) CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII While most camassias are deep blue, these are a more subtle shade of pale pink and are just as hardy and tough as other leichtlinii, but broad-petalled in a soft baby pink.
The name is taken from that of a favorite food of the western Indians, the Camassia bulb, a plant related to the scilla.
Like Camosun (for Victoria), those names carried a cachet because two stunning blue, multiheaded lilies--Camassia quamash and Camassia leichtlinii--provided a staple food crop that the First Nations depended on so fundamentally they went to war over them.
A bulb called camass (Camassia species) is another choice for planting in a site where the soil is too wet for most of the more common bulbs.
CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII 'BROADLEIGH BELLE' (BROADLEIGHBULBS.CO.UK) FROM the small bulb specialist's own cultivars comes this beautiful mixture of lilac, pink and white camassias which are later-flowering and taller than other varieties, growing up to 75cm (30in) and flowering in May, which makes them an excellent crossover plant for spring to summer.
Camassia leichtlinii "Pale Pink" - While most camassias are deep blue, these are a more subtle shade of pale pink and are just as hardy and tough as other leichtlinii, but broad-petalled in a soft baby pink (Avon Bulbs, 01460 242 177, www.avonbulbs.co.uk).
Investigate the North American native bulb Camassia or quamash.