Toxicoscordion
death-camas, zigadenus, zygadene
2 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Toxicoscordion paniculatumpanicled death camas, sand corn
Distribution: East of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Montana and Arizona.
Habitat: Common in sagebrush desert to ponderosa or lodgepole pine forests.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-June
Toxicoscordion venenosummeadow death-camas, deadly zygadene
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and western Great Plains.
Habitat: Grasslands, balds, prairies, and open pine woods from the coast to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June
var. gramineum – common death camas, grassy death camas
var. venenosum – coastal death camas