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Taxon: Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene

 
Genus: Camassia
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 400195
Place of publication: Man. bot. San Francisco 313. 1894
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Jul-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Jul-2008
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 10 (10 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • blue camass  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • camash  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • camosh  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • common camas  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • common camash  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • quamash  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • ätlig stjärnhyacint  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Human food: vegetable

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta (s.), British Columbia (s.)]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Idaho, Montana (w.), Oregon, Washington, Wyoming (w.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California (n.), Nevada (n.w.), Utah (n.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  3. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  10. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  11. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  12. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  13. Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400195. Accessed 16 November 2018.