Camassia quamash subsp. azurea

(A. Heller) Gould

Amer. Midl. Naturalist 28: 733. 1942.

Endemic
Basionym: Quamasia azurea A. Heller Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 26: 547. 1899
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 305. Mentioned on page 304.

Leaves 4–13 mm wide, not glaucous. Flowers slightly zygomorphic or actinomorphic; tepals withering separately after anthesis, light bluish violet, each 5–9- veined, 3-veined in outer whorls, 12–27 × 1.5–3 mm; anthers yellow, 2.5–4 mm; fruiting pedicel spreading-erect, with capsules held away from raceme axes, 25–60 mm. Capsules 7–15 mm. Seeds 5–10 per locule.


Phenology: Flowering mid–late spring.
Habitat: Alluvial plains, meadows, light, well-drained prairie soils
Elevation: 0–200 m

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thicker" is not a number.

spreading-erect +  and incurving-erect +
cordate +  and linear +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Tom A. Ranker +  and Tim Hogan +
(A. Heller) Gould +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
Quamasia azurea +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
lanceolate +
exceeding pedicel +  and equaling +
1cm +  and 5cm +
pale green;pale-brown +
not deciduous +
spreading-erect +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0–200 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
actinomorphic +  and zygomorphic +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
loculicidal +
ovoid +  and ellipsoid or subglobose +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Alluvial plains, meadows, light, well-drained prairie soils +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
persistent +
1dm;6dm +
not glaucous +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
superior +  and inferior +
spreading +  and incurving-erect +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering mid–late spring. +
Amer. Midl. Naturalist +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
wind-distributed +
5 +  and 10 +
obpyriform +  and ovoid-ellipsoid +
adnate +  and free +
staminodial +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
filiform +
Camassia quamash subsp. azurea +
Camassia quamash +
subspecies +
3-veined +  and 5-9-veined +
violet;light bluish +
long-persistent +
connate +  and distinct +
12mm;27mm +
lanceolate +
1.5mm;3mm +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
brown +  and black +
caulescent +  and scapose +