River Refuge Seed

Specializing in Wetland Restoration
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Camassia quamash                                                                       $99.50 per/lb

SMALL CAMAS

TYPE: Perennial


HEIGHT: 1-2 feet


HABITAT: Wet meadows and prairies 


SEEDING RATE12-15 lbs per acre with approximately 20,000 seeds per lb


STRATIFICATION: Requires 60 days of cold

A native forb that thrives in wet meadows and prairies and grows easily from seed. Camas thrives in shady areas like dense forest canopies but also does well in open landscapes. Seedlings require moisture through the spring growing period to survive. Best planted in late fall.  
 
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For the first year of growth, grass-like seedlings will emerge in February or March.  Once the plant has been established, it will produce leaves like the picture on the right. The striking blue flowers appear annually April-June in the second or third year after planting.

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Some of our best camas grows in forests.

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