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Noun1.Zigadenus - genus of mostly North American poisonous plants; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
death camas, zigadene - any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous
alkali grass, Zigadenus elegans - plant of western North America having grasslike leaves and greenish-white flowers
white camas, Zigadenus glaucus - plant of eastern and central North America having creamy white flowers tinged with brown or purple; poisonous especially to grazing animals
poison camas, Zigadenus nuttalli - a common perennial death camas; Tennessee to Kansas to Texas
grassy death camas, Zigadenus venenosus, Zigadenus venenosus gramineus - plant of western North America to Mexico; poisonous especially to grazing animals
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pensylvanica 77 + Pulsatilla ludoviciana 69 + Saxifraga tricuspidata 23 1 Silene repens 0 -- Solidago simplex 15 + Stellaria longipes 0 -- Zygadenus elegans 0 -- Bare ground 100 3 TABLE 1.
pensylvanica 60 1 Pulsatilla ludoviciana 100 1 Saxifraga tricuspidata 20 + Silene repens 20 + Solidago simplex 40 1 Stellaria longipes 20 + Zygadenus elegans 20 1 Bare ground 100 3 (1) Average cover expressed on Braun-Blanquet (1932) cover scale (+ = less than 1%, 1 = 1 - 5%, 2 = 6 - 25%, 3 = 26 - 50%); average
Of the other seven species, four are reported from Alaska grasslands (Arenaria capillaris, Bupleurum americanum, Braya humilis, Silene repens) and three from both Alaska and Great Plains grasslands (Androsace septentrionalis, Stellaria longipes, and Zygadenus elegans).