Death Camas or Dune Lily

Zygadenus glaucus

Family Lily (Liliaceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Dunes, foredunes
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 4-24″
Flower Flowers have 6 petals that form a star-like shape with dark or yellow spots near the center. They may also be bronze or purple on the underside. Each petal has a heart-shaped greenish gland at its base. The petals are actually 3 petals and 3 sepals.
Leaf Leaves are mostly basal and grass-like. They may be quite long (up to 20″)
Notes Stems are smooth and stiffly erect. All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten.


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