Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Zigadenus elegans Pursh subsp. glaucus (Nutt.) Hultén image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

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Christopher Noll

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Family Liliaceae
Zigadenus elegans Pursh subsp. glaucus (Nutt.) Hultén
death camas, mountain death camas, white camas
Zigadenus: derived from Greek zugon, "yoke," and aden, "gland"
elegans: Latin for "elegant"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-24" tall forb, smooth; from a bulb
Flower: white to yellowish, 6-parted, 3/4" wide, star-shaped, dark or yellow spots near the center, unpleasant odor; inflorescence a 4"-12" tall, loose, usually branched cluster (panicle) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf: mostly basal, grass-like, up to slightly more than 1/3" wide
Habitat: beaches, prairies, bogs in coniferous forests; in limy, sandy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Anticlea chlorantha (Richardson) Rydb.
Melanthium glaucum Nutt.
Zigadenus elegans Pursh var. glaucus (Nutt.) Preece ex Cronquist
Zigadenus glaucus (Nutt.) Nutt.

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