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Camassia scilloides

Wild Hyacinth, Quamash Lily, Eastern Camas Lily

Scientific Name:

Camassia scilloides

Genus:

Camassia

Species Epithet:

scilloides

Common Name:

Wild Hyacinth, Quamash Lily, Eastern Camas Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Agavaceae (Agave Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, over circumneutral soils, in GA, VA, and WV on limestone, in NC on slopes and natural levees along the Roanoke River, in SC over gabbro.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Habitat

April 2007

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Riddick Ricks

Plant

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Riddick Ricks

Blooms

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Riddick Ricks

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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