Camassia


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Related to Camassia: Camassia leichtlinii, Camassia scilloides

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.
It is believed Operation Camassia, which was set up at Aldridge police station in January 2000 to look initially into Tennal, is now one of the biggest child abuse inquiries in the country.
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.
The Goose Meadow: fine grass and red clover, fritillaries, camassia and colchicums.
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.
There are the firm favourites such as hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and crocus, and lots of new varieties of iris, fritillaria and camassia to try.
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).
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).
CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII "PALE PINK" - While most camassias are deep blue, these are a more subtle pale pink and are just as hardy and tough as other leichtlinii, but broadpetalled (Avon Bulbs, (01460) 242 177, www.
Firm favourites include hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and crocus, while there is also an abundanc of new varieties of iris, fritillaria and camassia.
Other species of note include Camassia scilloides, Chelone obliqua, Iris virginica, and Verbesina alternifolia, which all grow in dense, isolated patches.