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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Star Lily, as photographed by Richard Hansen

Star Lilies bloom in late spring and early summer on the Mendonoma Coast. Their Latin name has recently been changed from Zigadenus fremontii to Toxicoscordion fremontii. All parts of this plant are deadly, hence its other name, Death Camas. Richard Hansen recently photographed one.

This California native often grows alongside roads. It's a perennial herb. Knowing of its toxicity, we just admire this plant from a distance.

Thanks to Richard for allowing me to share his photos with you here.

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