A spring bulb that looks great in the meadow.
Blue or white starry flowers on tall spires above the emerging grasses and wildflowers. Camas is native to north america with about six species.
Camassia scilloides - Atlantic Camas, Bear grass (Eastern United States in North America) The habitat extends along the Atlantic states from Maryland to Georgia and eastward to Texas. The upper midwest states of Michigan and Wisconsin are also included in the range.
Camassia angusta - Prairie Camas
Camassia cusickii - Cusick's Camas (occurs in Eastern Oregon)
Camassia howellii - Howell's Camas
Camassia leichtlinii - Large Camas, Great Camas (occurs west of the Cascade Mountains from British Columbia to the Sierra Nevada).
Camassia leichtlinii ssp. leichtlinii : Large Camas Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii : Suksdorf's Large Camas Camassia quamash - Quamash, Indian Camas, Small Camas.
Drought tolerant throughout most of the year camassia needs plenty of soil moisture in spring and can tolerate winter wet.
As with most spring blooming bulbs camassia is planted in the fall. While the bulbs do not spread much camassia will naturalize over time as the seeds self sow easily.