Taxon  Report   11107    
Toxicoscordion venenosum  (S. Watson) Rydb.
Meadow deathcamas
Toxicoscordion venenosum
© 2001 George W. Hartwell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Toxicoscordion venenosum
© 2005 Steve Matson
Toxicoscordion venenosum
© 2011 Barry Rice
Toxicoscordion venenosum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Toxicoscordion venenosum
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Toxicoscordion
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

PLANTS accepted name:
Zigadenus venenosus var. venenosus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Zigadenus venenosus
More information about  Toxicoscordion venenosum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 17, 2019).