Camas

Photo Credit: iNat User: brooklynlambert​​ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/116367216
Photo Credit: iNat User: brooklynlambert ​​ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/116367216

qʷɫəɫ                               (lək̓ʷəŋiʔnəŋ)

Camas                            (English)

Speenhw                        (Hul’q’umi’num)

ḰȽO¸EL or SPÁÁNW̱     (SENĆOŦEN)

Le petit camas               (French)

Camassia quamash       (Scientific)

Caution!!! Some bulbs are poisonous Death Camas (white flowers) and can only be identified by a Camas Keeper.

Qʷɫəɫ are endangered through denial and loss of Indigenous cultivation.

Please don’t harvest unless trained. Bulbs must be cooked or will cause indigestion.

 

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How to pronounce QʷⱢƏⱢ: https://ied.sd61.bc.ca/camas/