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Zach E.

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Re: Camassia
« Reply #15 on: 2020-06-20, 09:10:33 AM »
Hi William. That's a beautiful flower in the photo! It is quamash? Interesting, looks exactly like C. scilloides. Makes me wonder how closely related they might be, lemma look up the phylogeny...

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233618106_Phylogeny_of_Camassia_Agavaceae_Inferred_from_Plastid_rpl16_Intron_and_trnD-trnY-trnE-trnT_Intergenic_Spacer_DNA_Sequences_Implications_for_Species_Delimitation

"Our results are largely consistent with Gould's views that the genus originated in southwestern Oregon and diversified through eastern migration, and that C. scilloides and C. cusickii are derived from within C. quamash."

Could all C. scilloides, at least east of the short grass prairie, derive from human assisted migrations? Hmmm.

William S.

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Re: Camassia
« Reply #16 on: 2020-06-20, 11:38:19 AM »
Um it should either be the scilloides or angusta from prairie moon nursery!

Interesting though...
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