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please help ID purple flowering plant

Posted by johnnywill z6MA (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 23, 12 at 7:44

hi guys,

this plant is in a patial shade bed in boston, ma. looking to buy more but need and ID first

many many thanks !


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RE: please help ID purple flowering plant

Definitely a species of Camassia aka Camas or "Wild Hyacinth" (the colloquial common name in the PNW). A mid-late spring bloomer, depending upon species to about 12 to 18 inches. Pretty hardy and trouble free. Bulbs are widely available from the major mail order bulb houses like Brent & Becky's, Van Engelen, McClure & Zimmerman and generally pretty cheap.

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Image Search Results for Camas


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RE: please help ID purple flowering plant

thanks so much for the ID, that's very helpful!


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