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Zigadenus glaberrimus (Sandbog deathcamas)
Cressler, Alan

Zigadenus glaberrimus

Zigadenus glaberrimus Michx.

Sandbog Deathcamas, Camas, Large-flowered Zigadenus

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


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


Conspicuous 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 on display at the following locations:

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


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

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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