Anticlea elegans

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Scientific Name Anticlea elegans (Zigadenus elegans) USDA PLANTS Symbol ANEL5
Common Name Mountain Death Camas ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 810373
Family Melanthiaceae (False Hellebore) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6500 to 13000 ft); dry to moist areas on hillsides, along streams, open areas and meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 24 inches tall, multiple grass-like stalks.
Leaves: Long, basal, linear (long and narrow) leaves with parallel veins.
Inflorescence: Saucer-like flowers in racemes, each about 3/4-inch across, 6 white/cream-colored tepals, yellow-green concentric band around center.
Bloom Period: June to August.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Zigadenus elegans in SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Very Poisonous

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