Death Camus (Zigadenus species)

Scientific Name:   Zigadenus species

Common Name:   Death Camus

Type:   Native

Toxicity:   Poisonous

Berries/Fruits:   A 3-lobed capsule with angled seeds.

Flowers:   Generally flowers April to July, depending on elevation. White to yellowish flowers borne on the stem in early summer.

Description:   Perennial herb with narrow, grass-like leaves. Yellow or whitish-green flowers form at top of central stalk. Bulbs often mistaken for onion but lack the characteristic onion odor.


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