There is a camas that has been in the trade for many years ( though I haven't seen in it several years ) that is sold as C.quamash ' San Juan Form ' . It is a very desirable garden plant. Substantial dark blue flowers on a very short stem. Despite the name it is actually a dwarf form of C. leichtlinii var. suksdorfii. The epithet suksdorfii covers all the blue forms as opposed to the creamy white type plant of C leichtlinii var. leichtlinii that only grows around the Roseburg, Oregon area. C leichtlinii var. suksdorfii occasionally has white forms that are distinct from the creamy type, though in my experience not such valuable garden plants as the type. Another camas that is a favorite here is the eastern C scilloides that flowers dependably but increases only slowly by offsets. Its light blue flowers are always welcome in May. Unlike Jane, I admire C. cusickii very much and always await its long racemes of light blue florets with keen anticipation. The very rare southern Oregon C howellii with its medium dark flowers grows here but with no abandon. Jerry John Flintoff Vashon Island,Washington,USA Zone 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Check out AOL.com today. Breaking news, video search, pictures, email and IM. All on demand. Always Free.