Sacajawea was a native American woman. She was abducted when she was 2 years old, and later sold to a French Canadian who married her. Together, they joined Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the Western part of North America as guides and translators. Legend has it, she cooked the nutricious bulbs of the camassia as a meal for the members of the expedition. Sacajewea became a symbol for women's emancipation; her portrait is on the one dollar coin. Camassia leichtlinii Sacajawea is a long-flowering ornamental grass that attracts bees, bumblebees and butterflies. The straight stems bear clusters of star-shaped ivory flowers with 6 petals and a green button in the heart. The flowers open successively from the top downwards. With its characteristic narrow leaves with a creamy white edges it looks impressive even before blooming. This low-maintenace plant flowers later than the Camassia leichtlinii Caerulea, but multiplies in the same manner. It likes a moist soil.
|Plant depth||2-3 Times the height of the bulb|
|Food source for||Bees and bumble bees|