Camassia leichtlinii, Great Camas

Camassia leichtlinii, Great Camas

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Camassia leichtlinii

We have jumbo bulbs of Great Camas, Camassia leichtlinii, sometimes called Leichtlin's camas. It is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial that typically grows on moist slopes and moist mountain meadows west of the Cascades and Sierras from British Columbia to southern California. The flowers are dark purple-blue, good for cutting, and gorgeous for naturalizing.

If you're interested in the edible qualities of Camas, one of the most important root foods of the west, two of these huge bulbs would provide a meal. Plant the other two for the gorgeous flowers and to make an edible prairie. Our packets of four jumbo bulbs weigh approximately half a pound.