Anticlea elegans

Wand Lily

Family: Melanthiaceae
Type: Herbaceous
Location: Upper-Montane, Subalpine
Flower Color: Yellow, White
Fall Color: Not Available
Time of Interest: June, July, August

Mountain Death Camas, or Elegant Death Camas is not in the genus Toxicoscordion, but it does share its cousin's toxicity. It can be found in wetter areas at higher elevations than Death Camas. In Greek mythology Anticlea was the mother of Odysseus. How did her name get attached to this plant? No idea, do you know? If so, drop us a line! 

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