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Zigadenus elegans Pursh ssp. glaucus (Nutt.) Hultén
mountain deathcamas

General Information
Symbol: ZIELG
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Lee Casebere. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
ANCH7 Anticlea chlorantha (Richardson) Rydb.
ZIELG2 Zigadenus elegans Pursh var. glaucus (Nutt.) Cronquist
ZIGL2 Zigadenus glaucus Nutt.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Zigadenus Michx. – deathcamas
Species Zigadenus elegans Pursh – mountain deathcamas
Subspecies Zigadenus elegans Pursh ssp. glaucus (Nutt.) Hultén – mountain deathcamas

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
alkali-grass, white camas
Salvage restricted
Zigadenus glaucus
white camass
Zigadenus elegans var. glaucus
white camas
New York
white camas
Zigadenus elegans var. glaucus
Zigadenus glaucus
white camas



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