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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.
Accessions: 10 (10 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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; ornamental
  • 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. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  3. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  5. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  10. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  11. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  12. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  13. Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400195. Accessed 19 August 2019.