Taxon  Report   8383 
Zigadenus fremontii  (Torrey) S. Watson  (not an active name; please see Toxicoscordion fremontii)
Chaparral zygadene,  Death camas, Fremont's death camas, Fremont's deathcamas, Fremont's star lily, Starlily, Zygadene

Zigadenus fremontii
© 2003 Michael Charters
Zigadenus fremontii, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Zigadenus fremontii
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Zigadenus
Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Alkali Sink
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Toxicoscordion fremontii
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Anticlea fremontii
PLANTS: Zigadenus fremontii var. inezianus
PLANTS: Zigadenus fremontii var. minor
PLANTS: Zigadenus fremontii var. salsus
 NOTE: Zigadenus fremontii is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 30, 2015).

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