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Zigadenus leimanthoides (Pine barren deathcamas)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Zigadenus leimanthoides

Zigadenus leimanthoides A. Gray

Pine Barren Deathcamas, Pine-barren Deathcamas

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Oceanorus leimanthoides, Stenanthium leimanthoides


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A tall smooth stem rising from a fibrous-coated bulb and bearing an elongated, branching cluster of small, cream to yellowish to greenish, 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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MS , NC , NJ , NY , TN , TX , VA , 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.

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 leimanthoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zigadenus leimanthoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zigadenus leimanthoides


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

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