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Toxicoscordion (Zigadenus) venenosus

Common Name: Death Camas

Meadow deathcamas may have a bad rap for due to its toxicity to mammals but as a habitat plant for pollinators it is incredibly important. It grows in many habitats though out the west from dry sage-brush steppe to upland prairies. It has abundant star-like, cream-colored flowers bloom in late-spring and attract many species of bees. Death camas is unrelated to Camassia species which were an important food plant for Native Americans

Flower Color: White
Zones: 5-9
Growth Habit: Perennial
Height: 0-2
Spread: 0-2
Light Needs: Full Sun
Flowering Season: Late Summer
Leaf Color: Green
Plant Features: Drought Tolerant

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