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Death camas

Zigadenus venenosus

Description:

Cluster of cream flowers with yellow centers on erect stem. Long, linear basal leaves.

Habitat:

Blooms in wet meadows and hillsides. Sighting in a flat meadow at low elevation next to Columbia River. Catherine Creek Natural Area, Washington.

Notes:

Poisonous plant. It is not closely related to, nor (in bloom) does it resemble, the common camas (Camassia quamash) whose bulbs were a staple food for native American tribes along the Columbia.

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Tom33
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Tom33

Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 23, 2019
Submitted on Apr 8, 2020

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