(Zigadenus venenosus S. Wats)

GROWTH HABIT: Erect, grass-like, native perennial, reproducing from bulbs and seed.

LEAVES: Five to six basal, grass-like, V-creased and unbranched.

STEMS: Simple, single, to 2 ft. tall.

FLOWER: White to yellowish terminal cluster. Meadow deathcamas has an open panicle appearance. Foothills deathcamas (flower inset) has a compacted appearance.

ROOTS: An underground scaly bulb.

SEEDS: Rough, brown, in a three part seed capsule.

OTHER: Poisonous, but losses can be reduced by turning onto pasture after abundant green forage is available.

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