Camassia quamash

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Camassia quamash


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Agavoideae
Genus: Camassia
Species: Camassia quamash
Subspecies: C. q. subsp. azurea – C. q. subsp. breviflora – C. q. subsp. intermedia – C. q. subsp. linearis – C. q. subsp. maxima – C. q. subsp. quamash – C. q. subsp. utahensis – C. q. subsp. walpolei


Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene (1894)


  • Basionym
    • Phalangium quamash Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 226. 1813.
  • Homotypic
    • Anthericum quamash (Pursh) Steud., Nomencl. Bot. 1: 54. 1821.
    • Quamasia quamash (Pursh) Coville, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 11: 64. 1898.


  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Camassia quamash in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct 17.
  • Greene, E.L. 1894: Manual of the Botany of the Region of San Francisco Bay... 313.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Camas
français: Quamassie
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