Calflora
Taxon  Report   11100    
Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum  (M. E. Jones) R. R. Gates
Desert death camas
Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum
© 2017 Margarita Orlova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum
© 2003 Michael Charters
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Zigadenus brevibracteatus
ICPN: Zigadenus fremontii var. brevibracteatus
More information about  Toxicoscordion brevibracteatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).