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Vorobik Botanical Art

P.O. Box 866, Lopez Island, WA 98261. 510-520-2423. vorobik@gmail.com

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Death Camas

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Family: Liliaceae

Original: Private Collection

Cards: Announcement sized (3.5 by 4.875 inches), on watercolor paper with a deckled edge


Death Camas (Toxicoscordion venenosum, previously Zygadenus venenosus)

Liliaceae ~ Lily Family

Often overlooked, this poisonous relative of the common blue edible camas has smaller more numerous flowers, with lovely yellow nectaries at the base of each of the perianth segments. It often grows with camas in meadows and swales; native americans were thought to have weeded these plants out of the meadows that they tended for camas harvest.