Some Camassia species were an important food staple for Native Americans and settlers in parts of North American
- Camassia quamash or wild hyacinth will naturalise in grass and is happy in moist ground.
- These bulbs have a reputation of being tough and hardy and thrive in less than perfect soils.
- Camassia leichtlinii is a spring flowering bulb with spires of creamy-white flowers although the more normal powder blue varieties are more often planted.
- Camassia prefer to grow undisturbed and are not ideal for containers.
- Flowers open in spring and attract bees for their nectar.
Death Camases are liliaceous, perennial herbs and are not edible.