Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Plant of the Week: Nov 30

Camassia scilloides 
(Raf.) Cory
other common names: 
blue camass, eastern camass, Indian potatoes, swamp sego, wild hyacinth
Camassia: from the American Indian name of the plant, quamash
Scilloides: from Latin for “like Scilla,” an 
Old World genus of bulbous plants with leaves much like those of this species
Lily family: Liliaceae

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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