Zones: 4 to 7
Size: 24 to 36" tall
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Pale blue to violet flowers in tall spikes in spring. Found in moist meadows and along the edge of ponds. Tolerates wet, heavy soils.
Native to the Pacific Northwest, east to Wyoming.
Captain Meriwether Lewis collected a specimen in June 1806 which is still in the Lewis and Clark Herbarium and he described it in his journals.
Published in Man. Bot. San Francisco 313 in 1894.
Basionym Phalangium quamash Pursh.