Aliases: Meadow Deathcamas
Formerly known as: Zigadenus venenosus
No matter how much they beg you, don't let your livestock accompany you to Yosemite and graze on Death Camas. It's pure poison from tip to toe, and sampling its delicate shoots will be their last happy act. Don't eat it yourself, either, for that matter.
Blooms: May - August
Size: Generally 1 - 2 feet (25 - 50 cm) high on a single stem accompanied by long, slender leaves up to a foot and a half long.
Toxicoscordion venenosum etymology: Toxicoscordion is Greek for "poison garlic", a reference to the poisonous bulb. Venenosum, which is mentioned twice in the scientific name for Death Camas, derives from venenum, Latin for poison. There seems to be a theme here.