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Common Star Lily Zigadenus fremontii
2009-04-17 14:28:21

The Common Star Lily (Zigadenus fremontii) also known as Fremont's Deathcamas or Star Zigadene, is a species of wildflower found on grassy or woody slopes, or rocky outcrops, in many low-lying regions of California, southern Oregon, and northern Baja California. This species grows from a spherical bulb, which has a diameter of 0.75 to 1.33 inches. The leaves can reach up to 40 inches in...

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