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The name is derived from Quamash, the Indian name for these plants.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
For the present, it was thought best to return to Quamash flats.First Across the Continent
In early summer the best forage is on the warm hill-sides where the quamash and the Indian turnip grow.
And the quamash beds in May sang a perfect chorus when the wind was right: "Quamash beds, Quamash beds."
Hither also the tribes from the Rocky Mountains brought down horses, bear-grass, quamash, and other commodities of the interior.Astoria
- another name for camass (def. 1)
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