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Camassia quamash ssp. azurea
blue camas, prairie camas

Distribution: Endemic to the lowlands west of the Cascades crest in Washington, including the Puget Trough from Pierce County, Washington, to Grays Harbor County, and on both sides of the Olympic Mountains.

Habitat: Prairies and grassy clearings at low elevations.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene ssp. azurea (A. Heller) Gould
Publication: Amer. Midl. Naturalist. 28: 733. 1942.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Camassia azurea A. Heller
Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene var. azurea (A. Heller) C.L. Hitchc. [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Camassia quamash ssp. azurea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Camassia quamash ssp. azurea checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Camassia quamash ssp. azurea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Camassia quamash ssp. azurea photos.

USDA Plants: Camassia quamash ssp. azurea information.

6 photographs:
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