Fremont’s Deathcamas (Toxicoscordion fremontii)

Macro photo of Toxicoscordion fremontii, also known as Fremont's Deathcamas, Common Star Lily or Star Zigadene, at Black Mountain Open Space Park, San Diego, California, April 2016.

Macro photo of Toxicoscordion fremontii, also known as Fremont’s Deathcamas, Common Star Lily or Star Zigadene, at Black Mountain Open Space Park, San Diego, California, April 2016.

Despite its name Common Star Lily, this plant is in the Melanthiaceae family (ie. it’s not a lily). The name DOES imply the plant’s toxicity properly – Death camas bulbs contain zygadenine, a toxic steroidal alkaloid.

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