|Author: ||Per Axel Rydberg, 1903|
50 Centimetres |
White / Pale Yellow|
Common Star Lily, Frémont's Deathcamas |
Anticlea fremontii, Torr. 1857.
Zigadenus fremontii, Torr. 1871.
Toxicoscordion fremontii var. minor, R.R.Gates.
Zigadenus douglasii, Torr.
Zigadenus fremontii var. inezianus, Jeps.
Zigadenus fremontii var. salsus, Jeps.
Zigadenus glaberrimus, Hook. & Arn.
This member of the
was given this name by Per Axel Rydberg in 1903. It is found in California,
south-western Oregon in U.S.A. and northern Baja California in Mexico.
It is growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are white and pale yellow..
The genera name means 'poison Cordia',
a member of the Boraginaceae family. The species is named after John Charles
Frémont, 1813-1890, was an American explorer, military officer, and
politician. He was a U.S. Senator from California.