Camassia is a genus of six species mostly found on in the western coastal states of North America, as far east as Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Camassia are now regarded as belonging to the Agavaceae.
They were an important food of Native Americans and early settlers and were formerly found wild in huge numbers in moist meadows.
They are bulbous perennials with narrow leaves 15-75cm long and stems 20–120cm tall which carry many, six-petalled flowers above the leaves. The colour varies according to species and within species, but is usually in shades of blue to violet and rarely white. In cultivation they are good perennials, asking only for a most, humus-rich soil in full sun or light shade.
Order from Autumn list only.