Camassia cusickii

S. Watson
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 22: 479. 1887.
Common names: Cusick camas
Endemic
Synonyms: Quamasia cusickii (S. Watson) Coville
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 307. Mentioned on page 304.

Bulbs clustered, ellipsoid, 2–7 cm diam. Leaves rarely fewer than 10, 2.5–5 dm × 2–5 cm. Inflorescences 50–80 cm; sterile bracts 0, bracts subtending flowers exceeding pedicel. Flowers slightly zygomorphic; tepals withering separately after anthesis, pale blue or bluish violet, each 3(–5)-veined, 25–35 × 3–5 mm; anthers yellow, 3.5–4(–5) mm; fruiting pedicel incurving-erect or slightly spreading, 15–25 mm. Capsules not deciduous, light brown, ovoid or ellipsoid, 15–25 mm. Seeds 5–10 per locule. 2n = 30.


Phenology: Flowering mid–late spring.
Habitat: Hillsides
Elevation: 1000–2000 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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