Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory

  • Description

    Species Description - Bulb 1–3 cm thick; lvs 2–4 dm × 5–10 mm; scape 3–6 dm, rather stout; raceme many-fld; pedicels 1–2 cm, spreading, about equaling the filiform bracts; tep blue or pale violet to white, 7–12 mm, withering and persistent at the base of the subglobose, transversely veined fr. Prairies and moist open woods; w. Pa. and s. Ont. to s. Wis. and e. Kans., s. to Ga. and Tex.; sometimes casually escaped elsewhere. Apr., May. (C. angusta; Quamasia hyacinthina)

  • Common Names

    wild hyacinth