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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picture of Camassia scilloides, 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

        

picture of Camassia scilloides, image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm090404_092

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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

picture of Camassia scilloides, image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm090404_093

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

picture of Camassia scilloides, image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm160428_193

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

picture of Camassia scilloides, 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.

picture of Camassia scilloides, 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.

picture of Camassia scilloides, image of Camassia scilloides

Steve Marlow    snm090405_004

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

picture of Camassia scilloides, image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm0405g_23

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

picture of Camassia scilloides, 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.

picture of Camassia scilloides, 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.

picture of Camassia scilloides, image of Camassia scilloides

JK Marlow    jkm160516_769

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden