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 Photo by Miguel Vieira,

The flowers by Denise Stillinger, 

Origin by Nhu Nguyen,

Author: Per Axel Rydberg, 1903
Origin:   Mexico, US
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:   White / Pale Yellow
Propagate: Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Common Star Lily, Frémont's Deathcamas
Synonyms:  Anticlea fremontii, Torr. 1857.
Zigadenus fremontii
, Torr. 1871.
Toxicoscordion fremontii var. minor, R.R.Gates.
Zigadenus douglasii,
Zigadenus fremontii
var. inezianus, Jeps.
Zigadenus fremontii
var. salsus, Jeps.
Zigadenus glaberrimus,
Hook. & Arn.

This member of the Melanthiaceae family 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.

Photo of the bulb by Mary Sue Ittner,