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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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Death Cammas, Smooth Cammas (Zygadenus spp.) All parts of plant, including flowers, are poisonous.
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.
At elevations below the tree line, xeric exposures range from open grass and forb-covered meadows (Elymus innovatus, Calarnagrostis canadensis, Poa spp., Zygadenus elegans, Astragalus spp., Castilleja miniata, Anemone multifida) with sparse tree cover (mostly lodgepole pine, Pinus contorta) and interspersed shrubs (buffalo-berry, Shepherdia canadensis; wild rose, Rosa acicularis; shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa, and juniper, Juniperus communis and J.