Wild Hyacinth (Camassia scilloides)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Camassia scilloides Accepted
Quamasia hyacinthina Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 6 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: White, Lavender to Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Other info: Sow in fall.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Bees


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flower identification? by oranges May 8, 2018 9:34 PM 4
Spring 2018 by HollyAnnS May 20, 2018 6:49 PM 78
Does anyone know what flower this is? It just popped up. by Carlacat May 9, 2017 10:20 AM 7
Is this a type of Lupine? by lovemyhouse Apr 25, 2014 2:24 PM 5
Wintersowing chat by kqcrna Jun 1, 2015 4:09 AM 289
Pollinator Seed sources by sandnsea2 Jan 19, 2012 6:41 PM 12

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