- bulbs are edible raw.
- bulbs can be roasted or boiled, but are best when slow cooked and dried.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Great camas (Camassia leichtlinii) and Common camas (Camassia quamash).
- grows in moist plains and foothill regions.
- warning: do not confuse bulbs with those of the poisonous Death Camases, such as Mountain Death-Camas (Zigadenus elegans) and Meadow Death-Camas (Zigadenus venenosus), which grow in similar areas and have similar looking bulbs, but have white flowers.