Prairie Camas (Camassia angusta)

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A showy ephemeral with grass-like foliage. Plant with other, less ephemeral species that will fill the void when prairie camas goes dormant for the summer.
Item #: CAANG
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Binomial Camassia angusta
Prairie Camas, Camassia angusta, is very similar to Wild Hyacinth, Camassia scilloides. However, it blooms about a month later and prefers areas with a little more moisture. Both species have edible bulbs, but they can both be confused with the toxic and terrifyingly named Death Camas, Toxicoscordion nuttallii. 

The showy flowers range from lavender or pale purple to nearly white. They attract a number of bees and other pollinators. After they bloom, their energy gets devoted to seed development, and the grass-like foliage begins to go dormant. Plant the bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep among other plants that will fill the void after prairie camas enters dormancy.

Uses: Pollinators, bees, edible, showy flowers
Bloom time: May - June

Height: 20 to 30 inches
Space: 5 to 10 inches

Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Average to moist

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