White Camas

Zygadenus elegans

Also known as Mountain Death Camus we have used this plant as an alternating border with forget-me-nots. This plant contains an alkaloid and all parts can be poisonous to humans and grazing animals hence the name. The plant grows 30 to 60 cm tall and has a lovely delicate white flower. They are members of the Lily family. These plants have grown from seeds that were likely dropped by birds over the last many years.