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Death Camus

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Death Camus (Zigadenus Species)

Native

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.

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.

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