Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert R. Kowal

Thomas A. Meyer
Family Liliaceae
Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory
Atlantic camas, eastern camas, wild-hyacinth
Camassia: from native American words Camas and quamash for "sweet" in reference to the importance of this plant as a food source
scilloides: Latin for "like Scilla," Old World genus of bulbous plants with leaves similar to these
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb; from a bulb
Flower: white to blue, 6-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, star-shaped, stalks 1/2"-1" long; inflorescence a many-flowered, loose, terminal, spike-like cluster (raceme) on a long, thick stalk; blooms April-June
Fruit:rounded capsule
Leaf:basal, grass-like, 1/4"-1/3" wide
Habitat: moderate moisture to wet; prairies, open woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Camassia esculenta (Ker Gawl.) B.L.Rob.
Cyanotris scilloides Raf.
Quamasia hyacinthina (Raf.) Britton
Schoenolirion texanum (Scheele) A.Gray

         
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