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A Wide Range of Camassia Variation

Here are camassia bulbs small, large, and medium; thick, thin, and spindle shaped. Obviously there is plenty of material for selective breeding. Where such variation occurs, still greater variation will be shown in some of the crossbred descendants. Moreover the flavor of one, the form of another, and the size of a third may be combined in a single descendant; and all the good qualities may then be accentuated through selective line breeding. The camassia promises to furnish a very valuable addition to the rather small list of edible bulbs.

A Wide Range of Camassia Variation

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