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Panicled Death Camas
Toxicoscordion paniculatum
About Panicled Death Camas (Toxicoscordion paniculatum) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Panicled Death Camas (Zigadenus paniculatus) is a native perennial herb that grows in central and northern California. It is moderately fast growing and moderately long-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 1.6 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are green and bloom in the mid spring. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow in grassy or wooded slopes and rock outcrops, at elevations from 4000-7000 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.6 ft tall

Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


For propagating by seed: No treatment; sow in fall. 2-3 mos. stratification may improve germination.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2*, 3, 7*, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Grassy or wooded slopes and rock outcrops

Annual Precipitation: 5.5" - 110.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.38" - 3.95", Coldest Month: 24.9" - 48.7", Hottest Month: 47.4" - 74.0", Humidity: 0.59" - 27.24", Elevation: 351" - 9233"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Zigadenus paniculatus,Zigadenus paniculatum,
Common Names: Foothill Deathcamas, Panicled Death-camas, Sand Corn, Sandcorn

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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