Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory
Camassia esculenta (Raf.) Cory
Quamasia hyacinthina (Raf.) Britton
Wild Hyacinth, Atlantic Camas, Southern Wild Hyacinth
These members of the lilly family are native to eastern North America.
Identification: Wild hyacinths grow to heights of 24" (60 cm). Leaves are long (to 15" (38 cm)) and narrow (less than ½" (1.3 cm)), clustered around the base. They are dull green on the top, shinier and deeper on the bottom. Flowers are arranged in conical clusters atop leafless stems. Each flower has six pale blue petals (technically tepals). The photo at right is too brightly colored to be wild—it is probably a cultivar.
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Camassia scilloides on Missouriplants.com
Camassia scilloides at Illinois Wildflowers
Camassia scilloides at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Camassia scilloides on Wildflowers of the United States
Camassia scilloides at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium
Camassia scilloides on eFloras
Camassia scilloides description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 2 Jan 2019.