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Zigadenus venenosus var. gramineus

Zigadenus venenosus S. Watson var. gramineus (Rydb.) Walsh ex M. Peck

Grassy Death Camas, Grassy Deathcamas

Liliaceae (Lily family)

Synonym(s): Toxicoscordion gramineum, Zigadenus gramineus, Zigadenus intermedius


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 20 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: CO , ID , MT , ND , NE , NM , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL 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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Zigadenus venenosus var. gramineus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zigadenus venenosus var. gramineus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zigadenus venenosus var. gramineus


Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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