Zigadenus glaberrimus Michx.
Sandbog deathcamas, Camas, Large-flowered zigadenus
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: ZIGL
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Zigadenus glaberrimus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zigadenus glaberrimus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zigadenus glaberrimus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-04-09
Research By: TWC Staff