The term Camassia esculenta is a confusing one. Not an accepted name, it has been used twice, both for Camassia quamash and for Camassia scilloides . Consequently, the reference to Camassia esculenta (Ker Gawl.) .  as a synonym for C. scilloides is deemed illegitimate ,  while reference to Camassia esculenta (Nutt.) Lindl.  is a non-accepted name ( synonym ) for C. quamash subsp. quamash .  Hence the continuing horticultural usage without qualification is potentially confusing.