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Toxicoscordion venenosum
meadow death-camas, deadly zygadene
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

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.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Toxicoscordion venenosum (S. Watson) Rydb.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Zigadenus venenosus S. Watson [FNA26, HC]
var. gramineum – meadow death-camas, deadly zygadene
var. venenosum – meadow death-camas, deadly zygadene    Widely distributed throughout Washington; British Columbia south to Baja California, east to the Dakotas.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Toxicoscordion venenosum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Toxicoscordion venenosum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Toxicoscordion venenosum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Toxicoscordion venenosum photos.

USDA Plants: Toxicoscordion venenosum information.

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