Zigadenus elegans Pursh - Death Camas
Family - Liliaceae
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Flowering - June - August.
Habitat - Crevices and ledges of north-facing dolomite bluffs.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This attractive species has only been found in 4 Ozark counties in Missouri. The plant is a glacial relic which has remained after the retreat of the last Pleistocene ice sheets. It survives only in the shaded, north-facing dolomite bluffs in southern Missouri.
Photographs taken along the Jack's Fork River, Shannon County, MO., 6-22-03.