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Zigadenus fremontii (Fremont's deathcamas)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Zigadenus fremontii

Zigadenus fremontii (Torr.) Torr. ex S. Watson

Fremont's deathcamas

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Anticlea fremontii, Zigadenus fremontii var. inezianus, Zigadenus fremontii var. minor, Zigadenus fremontii var. salsus

USDA Symbol: ZIFR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Fremont’s Deathcamas is a member of the lily family (family Liliaceae). Lilies are mostly perennial herbs from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, some rather woody and treelike, and often showy flowers in racemes or branched racemes. The family is extremely complex and botanists estimate 250 genera and 4,000-6,000 species. Many, including tulips and day lilies, are handsome ornamentals. Asparagus, Sarsaparilla, onions, and the medicinally useful Aloe are from the family. A few species are poisonous.

Fremonts Deathcamas is a member of the lily family (family Liliaceae). Lilies are mostly perennial herbs from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, some rather woody and treelike, and often showy flowers in racemes or branched racemes. The family is extremely complex and botanists estimate 250 genera and 4,000-6,000 species. Many, including tulips and day lilies, are handsome ornamentals. Asparagus, Sarsaparilla, onions, and the medicinally useful Aloe are from the family. A few species are poisonous.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: CA , OR

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Zigadenus fremontii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zigadenus fremontii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zigadenus fremontii

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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