|Scientific Name||Anticlea elegans (Zigadenus elegans)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ANEL5|
|Common Name||Mountain Death Camas||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||810373|
|Family||Melanthiaceae (False Hellebore)||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6500 to 13000 ft); dry to moist areas on hillsides, along streams, open areas and meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 24 inches tall, multiple grass-like stalks.
Leaves: Long, basal, linear (long and narrow) leaves with parallel veins.
Inflorescence: Saucer-like flowers in racemes, each about 3/4-inch across, 6 white/cream-colored tepals, yellow-green concentric band around center.
Bloom Period: June to August.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Zigadenus elegans in SEINet.
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