grassy death camas


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: a death camas with narrow leaves like blades of grass and racemes of greenish yellow flowers that is a source of livestock poisoning in parts of the northwestern U.S. and is considered a variety of the common death camas (Zigadenus venenosus) or made a separate species (Z. gramineus)

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“Grassy death camas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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