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Zigadenus leimanthoides A. Gray
Pine barren deathcamas, Pine-barren Deathcamas
Synonym(s): Oceanorus leimanthoides, Stenanthium leimanthoides
USDA Symbol: ZILE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A tall smooth stem rising from a fibrous-coated bulb and bearing an elongated, branching cluster of small, creamy or yellow, star-like flowers.
There are several species of Zigadenus, mostly in the South and West. Large-flowered Zigadenus (Z. glaberrimus), 3-5 feet (90-150 cm) high, has whitish-yellow flowers with two glands at the base of each sepal and petal; it is found in wet pinelands and bogs from Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WV Native Distribution:
New Jersey south to Florida, west to Texas, and northeast to Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Native Habitat:
Sandy pinelands and bogs.
National Wetland Indicator Status
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.
Record Last Modified: 2014-04-09
Research By: TWC Staff