Zigadenus leimanthoides
Pine Barrens death camas

Zigadenus leimanthoides
Zigadenus leimanthoides
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Zigadenus leimanthoides
Common name: Pine Barrens death camas
Group: monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 5 - 15 dm
Foliage: grasslike leaves, Erect stem. Leaves elongate-linear.
Flower: 6 petals, white-creamy to yellow flowers, flowers crowed in panicled racemes, 3-5mm
Flowering time: late June to mid-July
Habitat: wet, sandy pinelands and bogs of the coastal plain and Piedmont.
Range in New Jersey: This plant is not Pinelands listed, but is found in the Pine Barrens as well as Middlesex County.
Heritage ranking, if any: S1 by Natural Heritage database, and its state status is endangered in New Jersey.
Misc. USDA lists as an obligate wetland species: Occurs almost always (estimated probability 99%) under natural conditions in wetlands.