Liliaceae
Zigadenus paniculatus

Panicled Zigadene

Stem erect. Leaves mostly basal, 8–20 in. long, less than 1/2 in. wide, short, edged with stiff hairs. Inflorescence is a branched cluster at top; flowers on main stem bisexual; petals white, unequal, with 3 outer petals shorter than 3 inner, all oval with pointed tips; stamens longer than petals. Flowers on side branches usually male, with stamens only. Grows in dry forests, sagebrush, at mid- to high elevations. Poisonous.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--30 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes