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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; = Quamasia hyacintha (Raf.) Britton – S; < Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory – ETx1, Tx

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