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Toxicoscordion venenosum  (S. Watson) Rydb.
Meadow deathcamas
Toxicoscordion venenosum is a perennial herb that is native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Genus: Toxicoscordion
Family: Melanthiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Toxicity: MAJOR Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

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Alternate Names:
CalfloraZigadenus venenosus
PLANTSZigadenus venenosus var. venenosus
More information about  Toxicoscordion venenosum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (ZIVEV)

BONAP Distribution Map


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 08/19/2022).