Zigadenus brevibracteatus Zigadenus brevibracteatus Zigadenus brevibracteatus
Common Name Desert Deathcamas, Desert Zigadene
Latin Name Zigadenus brevibracteatus
Native Habitat Pinon Juniper and Joshual Tree woodland between 2,000 feet and 5,000 feet in Mojave Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or none per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 1 foot
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, stressdeciduous
Garden Suitability Thornless
Ornamental Value Cream colored flowers April-May
Nature Value Toxic to persons and animals
Native American Uses NA
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=8381
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1357.htm
    Images and data http://www.plant-supplies.com/plants/zigadenusbrevibracteatus.htm
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Zigadenus+brevibracteatus&title_tag=Zigadenus+brevibracteatus
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch?mode=Scientific+Name&keywordquery=Zigadenus+brevibracteatus
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