Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare disjuncts in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in moist forests, over circumneutral soils, in GA on limestone, in NC on slopes & natural levees along the Roanoke River, in SC over gabbro, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (plant scapose)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Pale green to light brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Camassia scilloides   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Camassia scilloides   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-27-001:
Camassia scilloides   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Quamasia hyacinthina

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Hyacinth, Eastern Camas Lily, Quamash Lily


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image of Camassia scilloides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_casc5_008_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_quhy2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_092

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Leaves are grasslike and basal, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm090404_093

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm160428_193

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Camassia scilloides

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_camassia_scilloides

April        

Six similar perianth parts, spreading and narrowed to a claw at the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Camassia scilloides

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_camassia_scilloides_4

April        

Flowers are light blue, an unusual color for the Lily family, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Camassia scilloides

Steve Marlow    snm090405_004

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm0405g_23

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm0505l_33

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Capsule broader than long, perianth persistent but withering, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm160516_766

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Capsules deciduous, pale green to light brown, subglobose, 6-10mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm160516_769

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden