Camassia, genus Camassia, Quamassia, genus Quamassia(noun)
genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs
Any of the genus Camassia of flowering plants, the camases.
Origin: From the genus name.
Camassia is a genus of six species native to western Canada, and the western United States, from southern British Columbia to northern California, and east to Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Common names include Camas, Quamash, Indian hyacinth, and Wild hyacinth. It grows in the wild in great numbers in moist meadows; they are perennial plants with basal linear leaves measuring 8 to 32 inches in length, which emerge early in the spring. They grow to a height of 12 to 50 inches, with a multi-flowered stem rising above the main plant in summer. The six-petaled flowers vary in color from pale lilac or white to deep purple or blue-violet. Camas can appear to color entire meadows when in flower.
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A plant genus of the family LILIACEAE that contains steroidal SAPONINS and should not be confused with Death Camas (ZIGADENUS).
The numerical value of camassia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of camassia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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