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 Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA
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: 2014-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff