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Zigadenus glaberrimus Michx.
Camas, Sandbog deathcamas
USDA Symbol: ZIGL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This camas grows 2–4 feet tall and is sparingly branched. The leaves, 12–16 inches long, are at the base of the plant. The branches have 6–12 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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|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:
- Picayune, MSMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-08-24
Research By: TWC Staff