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Giant Death Camas
Toxicoscordion exaltatum
About Giant Death Camas (Toxicoscordion exaltatum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Toxicoscordion exaltatum (syn. Zigadenus exaltatus), the Giant Deathcamas, is a flowering plant in the genus Toxicoscordion. It is endemic to California, where it can be found in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

2 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Part Shade

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
2, 7*, 9, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type

Annual Precipitation: 11.2" - 66.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.24" - 1.91", Coldest Month: 27.5" - 48.8", Hottest Month: 49.4" - 75.6", Humidity: 0.01" - 25.75", Elevation: 162" - 10088"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Zigadenus exaltatus
Common Names: Giant Deathcamas

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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