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Blue Lily Type

Postby EricFletcher on Wed May 11, 2011 10:16 am

Blue Lily Type:

Hello all, please find a few images of a conspicuous plant found in Maen Achwyfan, near Holywell. It was found in the middle of a field by Martyn, a volunteer at RECORD.

By chance, rather than skill, I seem to have identified this as Camassia leichtlinii a native of the North American plains, so I probably have it wrong, but it is quite distinctive.

Could I ask whether this is now establishing over here or is it just an escape ? I note from the NBN interactive map that this species is only noted in one 10km square in the UK (ST63), is this really a true representation ?

Any assistance or comment would be very welcome.

Thanks,
Eric

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Maen Achwyfan, Glol and Llyn Helyg Wood 5th May 2011 018.jpg
Camassia leichtlinii ???
Maen Achwyfan, Glol and Llyn Helyg Wood 5th May 2011 017.jpg
Camassia leichtlinii ???
Maen Achwyfan, Glol and Llyn Helyg Wood 5th May 2011 016.jpg
Camassia leichtlinii ???
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Re: Blue Lily Type

Postby Graeme on Thu May 12, 2011 9:59 am

Camassia quamash is another very similar species often cultivated, but I do not know how to distinguish them !

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Re: Blue Lily Type

Postby SteveMcBill on Thu May 12, 2011 10:27 am

It certainly looks like the Quamash, Small Camas or the Camas Lily - for info on this species see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camassia_quamash.

But as Graeme says - I don't know how to separate it from its congeners.

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Re: Blue Lily Type

Postby Anthony on Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:10 am

I've found a key elsewhere, only with C.quamash and C.leichtenii in though - the first grows 1-2 ft.; the second (the Great Quamash) grows 3-4 ft. See here: http://www.nwvisualplantid.com/camas-great-camassia-leichtlinii/.

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