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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 15, 2012 9:26 AM CST

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My understanding was that these plants only grow out west. Are you growing this in Illinois? If so, I'm now wondering if we can grow them here in Texas.
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jmorth
Mar 15, 2012 11:25 AM CST
I grow 3 different ones in my garden here in central Illinois. Last spring blooming commenced in late April through mid May. As a matter of fact there are 2 camassias that grow wild in the state - C. scilloides and C. angusta.. Both grow naturally in moist prairies and open woodlands (the former is listed as occasional, the latter as state endangered.)
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 15, 2012 11:35 AM CST

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Very nice. You know you can eat the Camassia bulbs.
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jmorth
Mar 15, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Haven't tried them but know they were, at times, a staple food for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Ever partook yourself?
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dave
Mar 15, 2012 12:10 PM CST

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I sure haven't. It's one of those plants on my "want to grow" list. Smiling
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chelle
Mar 15, 2012 1:36 PM CST
I'm eagerly anticipating the ones I planted late last year. Smiling
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LindaTX8
Mar 15, 2012 4:54 PM CST
I'm also wondering if they could be grown in Texas! Lovely!
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 8, 2012 7:04 PM CST
Hmmmm... I'm wondering if they would grow all the way down here & this far east????
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jmorth
Dec 10, 2012 4:20 AM CST
I've noted sites that list a couple of species rated to Z9 & Z10. C. cusickii & C. leichtlinii respectively.
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 10, 2012 12:16 PM CST
jmorth said:I've noted sites that list a couple of species rated to Z9 & Z10. C. cusickii & C. leichtlinii respectively.


Thank you for that info.! I added C. cusickii to the db & added them both to my want list. Big Grin

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Marilyn
Dec 10, 2012 11:00 PM CST
dave said:Very nice. You know you can eat the Camassia bulbs.


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eclayne
Apr 27, 2014 12:33 PM CST

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Here's an article I just ran across about Camassia quamash as a food source for the Lewis and Clark expedition.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/lewisandclark/resources/Camassia_quama...
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 27, 2014 12:51 PM CST
Cool!
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