Camassia angusta

(Engelmann & A. Gray) Blankinship
Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 18: 195. 1907.
Common names: Prairie camas
Endemic
Basionym: Scilla angusta Engelmann & A. Gray Boston J. Nat. Hist. 5: 237. 1845
Synonyms: Camassia fraseri var. angusta (Engelmann & A. Gray) Torrey Quamasia angusta (Engelmann & A. Gray) Piper
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 307.

Bulbs sometimes clustered, globose, 1–3 cm diam. Leaves 3–11, 2–6 dm × 5–20 mm. Inflorescences 27–87 cm; sterile bracts 3–19(–28), bracts subtending flowers shorter than or equaling pedicel. Flowers actinomorphic; tepals withering separately, sometimes connivent over capsules, light blue to lavender, each 3- or 5-veined, 6–10 × 2.2–3.6 mm; anthers bright yellow, 1.5–2 mm; fruiting pedicel incurving-erect, 6–12 mm. Capsules deciduous, pale green to light brown, ovoid-ellipsoid, 6–10 mm. Seeds 2–5 per locule. 2n = 30.


Phenology: Flowering mid–late spring.
Habitat: Prairies
Elevation: 100–500 m

Distribution

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Ark., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Mo., Okla., Tex.

Discussion

Camassia angusta flowers two to three weeks later than sympatric populations of C. scilloides.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Tom A. Ranker +  and Tim Hogan +
(Engelmann & A. Gray) Blankinship +
Scilla angusta +
Prairie camas +
Ark. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Mo. +, Okla. +  and Tex. +
100–500 m +
Prairies +
Flowering mid–late spring. +
Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. +
Camassia fraseri var. angusta +  and Quamasia angusta +
Camassia angusta +
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