Size: 1-4 feet high
Other Names: Poison Camass, White Camass, Crow Poison

This poisonous plant resembles a Wild Onion. It has a layered bulb, like an onion, and grass-like leaves. Death Camass has a cone shaped group of white, green, or pink flowers on the top of the central stem. Death Camass can be found in sandy pinewoods, swamps, and meadows.

Death Camass contains a strong alkaloid. Symptoms of poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, and death(thus, the name).

Although Death Camass may look similar to a Wild Onion, it does not have an odor like that of an onion. I bet you'll be smelling all the wild onion in your yard from now on...

Hall, Alan. The Wild Food Trail Guide. Holt, Rhinehart, and Winston. 1945.

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