Aliases: Camas, Small Camas, Common Camas
The Camas Lily is a swamp creature, thriving in boggy meadows early in the season when you can't walk through them without leaving a shoe or two behind. You can find large stands of Camas most years in Summit Meadow along Glacier Point Road.
Blooms: June - August
Camassia quamash Etymology: Camas and quamash are different spellings of the same Native American word meaning "fruit," referring to the plant's edible bulb. So Camassia quamash means, apparently, "fruit fruit."
This Photo: At sunset in McGurk Meadow, late July