Common in grasslands along Wolf Ridge
Seen in fresh bloom on the forest floor of this mixed oak woodland. Not all the flowers of each panicle were open. The leaf height was about thirty five cm. A total of seven plants were seen within a radius of about ten meters.
dozens of this species were seen with fresh emergent leaf growth subsequent to the recent rains. The flower stalks of some of the specimens were still intact in dry form from the prior year.
Next to the Clarkia Trail in Edgewood park. Redwood City, California. (Jepson)
petals about 10 mm long and greater than stamens
B Gosliner, M E Hannibal, S Imazumi, S Whelan
Only one in plot, so we decided not to collect it
on a roadside
Toxicoscordion fremontii, Leona Canyon East Bay Regional Park, Oakland, California
T. Gosliner, S. Whelan, M. Hannibal, S. Imazumi
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...