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Zigadenus virescens (Kunth) J.F. Macbr.
Family: Melanthiaceae
green deathcamas
[Anticlea virescens Rydb.,  more]
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Patrick Alexander  
Plants 3.5-8.5 dm, from bulbs; bulbs not clumped, tunicate, narrowly ovoid, 3-5 × 1-1.5 cm. Leaves: proximal blades 25-45 cm × 3-20 mm. Inflorescences racemose to paniculate, 15-30-flowered, with 1-4 branches. Flowers nodding; perianth perigynous, campanulate, 4-8 mm diam.; tepals greenish, sometimes tinged with purple, ovate, 4-6 × 1.5-3 mm, somewhat narrowed at base, apex narrowly obtuse; gland 1, obcordate, thick; pedicel recurved at anthesis, 1.5-2 cm, bracts often tinged with purple or pink, ovate, 5-20 mm. Capsules narrowly conic, 10-20 mm. 2n = 32. Flowering Jul--Aug. Montane coniferous forests; 1000--3200 m; Ariz., Colo., N.Mex.; s Mexico.
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Patrick Alexander  
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Patrick Alexander  
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Ana L. Reina-Guerrero  
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Ana L. Reina-Guerrero  
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