Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Bulbs usually solitary, ovoid, 1.5–3 cm diam. Leaves 3–9, 2–6 dm × 5–25 mm. Inflorescences 20–130 cm; sterile bracts 0, bracts subtending flowers usually shorter than pedicel. Flowers actinomorphic; tepals strongly connivent over capsules after anthesis, deciduous as capsules develop, bluish violet to bright blue or creamy white, each 5-, 7-, or 9-veined, 20–40 × 4–10 mm; anthers yellow, 4–7 mm; fruiting pedicel spreading-erect, 15–50 mm. Capsules often deciduous from pedicel, dull green, ovoid to ellipsoid, 10–25 × 6–12 mm. Seeds 6–12 per locule. 2n = 30.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Chlorogalum leichtlinii Baker, Gard. Chron., n. s. 1: 689. 1874; Camassia esculenta Lindley var. leichtlinii (Baker) Baker; Quamasia leichtlinii (Baker) Coville
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Camassia leichtlinii

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Camassia leichtlinii

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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