Melanthiaceae, death camus
CA Naturalist Program Field Trip: San Vincente Watershed
White flower growing in the "burn zone" of Mt Diablo. (Thanks for help with the ID). They seemed quite common.
Toxicoscordion fremontii (syn. Zigadenus fremontii), known as the common star lily, Frémont's deathcamas (after John C. Frémont) or star zigadene, is an attractive wildflower found on grassy or woody slopes, or rocky outcrops, in many lower-lying regions of California, southern Oregon, and northern Baja California. Like other deathcamases, T. fremontii grows from a more or less spherical bulb, which in this species has a diameter of 20–35 mm. Its leaves can reach up to half a metre...