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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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Revision de las familias Anthericaceae, Calochortaceae, Hypoxidaceae y los generos Stenanthium y Zigadenus (Melianthaceae), en el Bajio y regiones adyacentes, Mexico.
Reproduction and growth of the chaparral geophyte, Zigadenus fremontii (Liliaceae), in relation to fire.
A conspectus of Mexican Melanthiaceae including a description of new taxa of Schoenocaulon and Zigadenus.
From Arrowleaf Balsamroot, whose flowers and roots were cooked and eaten by Indians, to Zigadenus Elegans, a poisonous death camas flower planted by Indians around their camp perimeters to ward off evil spirits, "Mountain Wildflowers" presents a rainbow of relevant information about beautiful mountain wildflowers for young readers.