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Zigadenus glaberrimus (Sandbog deathcamas)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Zigadenus glaberrimus

Zigadenus glaberrimus Michx.

Sandbog deathcamas, Camas, Large-flowered zigadenus

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ZIGL

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This camas grows 24 feet tall and is sparingly branched. The leaves, 1216 inches long, are at the base of the plant. The branches have 612 flowers growing on short stems, or sometimes attached directly to the main stem. Flowers have 6 tepals, off-white to pale yellow, 1 inch across. The tepals lie flat, and the stamens, almost as long as the tepals, are conspicuous.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2014-04-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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