Taxon  Report   11102    
Toxicoscordion fontanum  (Eastw.) Zomlefer & Judd
Marsh zigadenus
Toxicoscordion fontanum
© 2009 Vernon Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Toxicoscordion fontanum
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Toxicoscordion fontanum
© 2003 Sharon Salisbury
Toxicoscordion fontanum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Toxicoscordion fontanum
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Communities: Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 3.8; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Zigadenus micranthus var. fontanus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Zigadenus fontanus
ICPN + CNPS: Zigadenus micranthus var. fontanus
More information about  Toxicoscordion fontanum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (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:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).