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A decoction of the roots has been used to induce labour. An infusion of the leaves has been used to treat vaginal bleeding after birth and to help expel the placenta.,


A synonym of Camassia esculenta.

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America, Northwestern U.S.A.
  • Northern America, Southwestern U.S.A.
  • Northern America, Western Canada

Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene

Genus: Camassia
Species: quamash (Pursh) Greene
Common names: Blue Camass; Camash; Camosh; Quamash
Distribution summary: W.Canada, N.W. & S.W.U.S.A.
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Woods, banks, ditches, mountains
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: North America (A), Plane tree bed (P)
Flowering months: May, June
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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