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Camassia scilloides (Rafinesque) Cory. Wild Hyacinth, Quamash Lily, Eastern Camas Lily. Phen: Apr-May (-Jun). Hab: Moist forests, over circumneutral soils, in GA, VA, and WV on limestone, in NC on slopes and natural levees along the Roanoke River, in SC over gabbro, and westward in circumneutral prairies, oak savannas, calcareous glades and woodlands. Dist: W. PA and s. ON west to s. WI and e. KS, south to nw. GA (Jones & Coile 1988) and TX, nearly entirely west of the Blue Ridge, with only a few disjunct occurrences in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA26, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, Ok, Pa, RAB, Va, W; = n/a – Tat; < Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory – ETx1, Tx; < Quamasia hyacintha (Raf.) Britton – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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