Camassia


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Camassia

 

a genus of herbaceous bulbous plants of the family Liliaceae. The bulbs are small, the leaves are linear, and the flowers are in long racemes. The flowers are rather large, with a pale blue-violet or white stellate perianth. There are five or six species in North America. These plants are ornamentals.

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They are camassias from America and Canada, which, despite being hardy, very easy to grow and beautiful, are seldom planted here.
Det Insp Mark Salt, who is leading Operation Camassia, told The Birmingham Post: 'Inquiries are continuing into allegations of sexual and physical abuse of children at homes in the West Midlands area.
A West Midlands Police investigation into the Tennal cases, Operation Camassia, has now been widened to other homes across Birmingham after fresh allegations by former residents.
The Goose Meadow: fine grass and red clover, fritillaries, camassia and colchicums.
Why not use a few of the less common ones too, such as Camassia (with its rich blue starry flowers, Erythronium (delicate pagoda-like blooms), Leucojum aestivum (white bell-like flowers tipped with green).
The most popular species is Camassia esculenta, also tautologously known as Camassia quamash, which grows flower spikes to 80cm (32in) tall with blooms opening along the top 30cm (12in).
A If you're after something quite small you should have no problems with Arum italicum pictum, Hosta, Helleborus, Camassia, foxgloves, snowdrops and Lily Of The Valley.
Chris Ireland-Jones, of Avon Bulbs, says that if he could only plant one bulb type this autumn it would be the Camassia Electra, with its huge lilac blue flowers blooming in late April.
uk, tel 01460 242 177), says that if he could only plant one bulb type this autumn it would be the Camassia 'Electra', with its huge lilac blue flowers blooming in late April.
Other species of note include Camassia scilloides, Chelone obliqua, Iris virginica, and Verbesina alternifolia, which all grow in dense, isolated patches.
Chris Ireland-Jones, owner of specialist Avon Bulbs says that if he could only plant one bulb type this autumn it would be the Camassia 'Electra', with its huge lilac blue flowers blooming in late April.