At one time an important staple and trade item for the area's tribes, the camas of the bluff thrives on. The fields of early blooming variety (Camassia Quamash) was once described by Lewis and Clark in their explorations as looking like blue lakes from a distance. Two large Camassia Quamash fields cover a 20+ acre treeless expanse of the bluff's Eastern edge. The Great Camas, with it’s larger stature and deeper blue flowers also inhabit the bluff, blooming later in the shadier damp areas amongst Oregon Ash trees.
Great Camas blooms amongst Monkey Flower in the shade of Oregon Ash
Drone footage at the peak bloom time of the Common camas, which occurs in April.
Camas blooming in April along the historic wagon road that runs across the bluff.