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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

Camassia Scilloides / Family: Liliaceae
Wild Hyacinth, Swink/Wilhelm #6

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FLOWERING: May to mid-June.


HABITAT: Prairies and savannas including woodland borders.

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: 5 to 15 inches tall. Keeled, linear, grass-like leaves. Open spikes of 6 petaled light-blue star flowers.

TO PICK: Spikes turn parchment-like brown with rounded seed capsules. Strip entire spike.


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