Bundle of 5 large bulbs.
At a Glance: Great camas is a perennial herb that grows from an edible bulb. The plant can grow from 24-48 inches (60-120cm) tall and has a dark purple flower. This species is larger than common camas.
Leaves: Leaves are long and narrow, grass-like, and emerge from the
Flowers: Great camas blooms in late April to late June. The inflorescence is a
spike-like dark purple cluster.
|Sun/Shade Tolerance||Hydrology||Elevation Range|
Full sun > 80%
Mostly sunny 60%-80%
Partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
Photo by Northwest Meadowscapes.
MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.
Natural Resources Conservation Service. Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Guide GREAT CAMAS.