Camassia

by Sadhya Rippon April. 16, 2011 3432 views

Camassia Quamash
The name Quamash is from Nez Perce qém’es, a term for the plant's bulb, which was gathered and used as a food source by tribes in the Pacific Northwest. The bulbs were harvested and pit-roasted or boiled by women of the Nez Perce, Cree, and Blackfoot tribes. It also provided a valuable food source for the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806).

Quamash is not just an edible plant, it is also grown as an ornamental plant. Even in the wild, large numbers of quamash can colour an entire meadow blue-violet.

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Andrea 6 years, 1 month ago

Superb!

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Mikkal Noptek 6 years, 1 month ago

Lovely pictures and flowers

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David Cardona 6 years, 1 month ago

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

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Paula 6 years, 1 month ago

beautiful! thank you for the information too.

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Marsha 6 years, 1 month ago

Nice DOF, Sadhya....lovely shots!

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Francesc 6 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful set

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Jacki 6 years, 1 month ago

I love these plants that spread over entire areas coloring it with one stroke! Nice!

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Patricia Gonzales 6 years, 1 month ago

Interesting and lovely!

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Anggrekfoto 6 years, 1 month ago

very beautiful

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Jet28 6 years, 1 month ago

What a lovely plant :-)

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Lynda 6 years, 1 month ago

Very nice

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Paolo Martini 6 years, 1 month ago

....meravigliose

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Finbarr 6 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic shots !

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Hong S 6 years, 1 month ago

great, especially the first one,

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 6 years, 1 month ago

Amazing pictures,great post

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