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Zigadenus fremontii

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Zigadenus fremontii Bulbs
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Zigadenus fremontii Bulbs

Species Name: Zigadenus fremontii
Common Name: Fremont's Death Camas Lily

Beautiful star-shaped flowers in the spring. Entire plant is poisonous, hence the name "Death Camas".

Plant Family: Lilaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 2' H
Growth Habit: U-shaped leaves, upright grower
Deciduous/Evergreen: Dormant in summer
Growth Rate: Fast (New bulbs can take 2-4 years to mature before flowering)
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Rocky, sandy, clay
Water Requirements: Regular water during growth, keep dry when dormant
Cold Hardy to: to 3,500'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White with green centers
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Alkali Sink. Found on slopes

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References
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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