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Camassia angusta
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Camassia angusta (Liliaceae), wild hyacinth, is an Illinois-endangered bulbous perennial herb that occurs in rich mesic prairies. It is found in the south-central United States extending northeast to Indiana. It has been located in two Illinois counties—Macon and Peoria; however, only one population persists, a railroad prairie in Macon County.

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 Images and Distribution:
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. *Camassia photos and distribution maps courtesy of PLANTS National Database.

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Key Findings:

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Seed is dormant.

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Stratification broke dormancy, but only on a very small percentage of seed.

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Numbers of seed produced by population are quite low.

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Percent of pedicels with fruit is quite low (25%).

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Students Involved (Eastern Illinois University):

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Carrie DuFrain-Butler (1999)

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Kevin Franken (1999)

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