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Small Camas

Camissia quamash

Description:

These beautiful native lilies are an important traditional food plant for many coastal First Nations. Despite being related to asparagus, it is the bulb that is normally eaten!

Habitat:

These lilies grow in wildflower meadows in Garry Oak ecosystems in Coastal British Columbia and surrounding regions.

Notes:

This is one of two species of camas that grows in BC (small camas and large camas). There are six species of camas in total.

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LivesInADream
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LivesInADream

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 48.43, Long: -123.37

Spotted on Apr 18, 2015
Submitted on Apr 20, 2015

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