Amianthium muscitoxicum

Amianthium muscitoxicum
Amianthium muscitoxicum
late 1700 color drawing, Curtis Botanical Magazine
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walter) A. Gray 
Common name: flypoison
Group: monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 1 - 4,5'
Foliage: thin, grasslike basal leaves
Flower: small white flowers
Flowering time: May to July
Habitat: sandy woods, along coastal plain
Range in New Jersey: inner coastal plains, rare
Heritage ranking, if any: S2
Misc. contains many alkaloids; can be deadly to cattle injesting it.