Bulbs sometimes clustered, ovoid, 1-3 cm diam. Leaves 3-8, 2-6 dm × 5-20 mm. Inflorescences 19-47 cm; sterile bracts 0-3(-5), bracts subtending flowers shorter than or equaling pedicel. Flowers actinomorphic; tepals usually withering separately after anthesis, not deciduous, light blue, occasionally whitish, each 3- or 5-veined, 7-15 × 2.6-4.2 mm; anthers bright yellow, 1.3-3.2 mm; fruiting pedicel mostly spreading to spreading-erect, 5-30 mm. Capsules deciduous, pale green to light brown, subglobose, 6-10 mm. Seeds 2-5 per locule. 2n = 30. Flowering mid--late spring. Prairies; 100--1000 m; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Md., Mich., Miss., Mo., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., Wis. Camassia scilloides flowers two to three weeks earlier than sympatric populations of C. angusta. The name Schoenolirion texanum was long misapplied to a taxon now correctly known as S. wrightii Sherman.