Camassia leichtlinii (Baker) S.Watson


Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Camassia

Category: Bulb

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: To 4' tall, 2' spread

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Star-shaped flowers on tall spikes, blue, in spring. Linear foliage. Flowers also in white or cream. Good for cutting. Tolerates wet soils, prefers spring moisture.


Published in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 376 in 1885.

Basionym Chlorogalum leichtlinii Baker.

Native to Oregon, California and Washington in the US and British Columbia in Canada.


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