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Small Camas

Camissia quamash


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!


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


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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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 48.43, Long: -123.37

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

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