Common Camash - Camassia quamash


    Camassia quamash is a clump-forming bulbous plant, growing to 80cm tall, with long, narrow basal leaves. Upright stems bear a dense spike of star-shaped blue flowers, up to 7cm across.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    A garden plant which occasionally escapes and survives for a time in the wild.

    When to see it

    Flowering in early summer.

    Life History

    Bulbous perennial.

    UK Status

    There are very few records of this plant in the wild in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare as an escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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