Curvy Camas

By: danitacahill

May 11 2012

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Category: bokeh, composition, Depth of Field, Floral, Nature Photography, Rural Photography, Spring, Wildlife


Focal Length:300mm
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I pulled over alongside the road in Shedd, Oregon on Tuesday to get this shot.

The wildflower is camas. Native Americans in the Willamette Valley used to dig the camas bulb and roast it in underground ovens. I understand the bulbs have a sort of nutty pear taste when harvested at the right time of year and cooked properly. But beware – the bulbs of the occasional white camas are poisonous.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


5 comments on “Curvy Camas”

  1. Christine wrote on my Facebook link: “I Love this wildflower~ use to grow along the road and I pulled and transplanted it in my yard! One of the prettiest wildflowers I have ever seen…. :)”

  2. […] I had pulled over alongside a back road in Shedd, Oregon last week to photograph a patch of camas. (To see a shot of that wildflower, click here). […]

  3. Lovely shot Danita. I wonder what caused it to curve like this – very unusual.

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