Among the plants that have flourished in the long wet and cool spring we have had is the Camassia, also known as camas, quash, Indian hyacinth, and wild hyacinth. It is a North American native plant, mainly from the Pacific northwest, where it grows wild in moist meadows. It multiplies nicely and expands to fill in moist, though well-drained areas. Here it is growing next to Fothergilla, another North American native plant that enjoys the same sort of moist area.
PHOTO: Anne Cox