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3a. Zigadenus venenosus var. venenosus

Meadow death camas

Toxicoscordion arenicola A. Heller; T. salinum (A. Nelson) R. R. Gates; Zigadenus diegoensis Davidson; Z. salinus A. Nelson; Z. venenosus var. ambiguus M. E. Jones

Inflorescences mostly racemose, occasionally paniculate with 1 basal branch, 2–20 × 2–5 cm. Flowers: outer tepals usually clawed to 5 mm. Capsules 8–12 × 4–5 mm.

Flowering Apr--Jul. Coastal areas, well-drained grasslands; 0--2500 m; B.C.; Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash.

The inflorescences of most plants in each population of var. venenosus are racemose, but those of a few individuals are paniculate, with a single short basal branch.


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