|In Kingston Prairie Preserve, near Stayton, Oregon|
Toxicoscordion venenosum, with the common names death camas and meadow death camas, is a species of flowering plants in the genus Toxicoscordion, of the Melanthiaceae family. It is native to western North America.
The flowers are cream coloured or white and grow in pointed clusters, flowering between April and July.
- Toxicoscordion venenosum var. gramineum (Rydb.) Brasher
- Toxicoscordion venenosum var. venenosum — a variety or the solo current species classification
The plant is widespread across much of Western Canada, the Western United States, and northern Baja California (México). They tend to grow in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and montane forests.
All parts of the plant are poisonous. It is dangerous for humans as well as livestock. Consumption of 2% to 6% of the body weight of the animal is likely to be fatal. Along with other alkaloids, zygacine and other toxic esters of zygadenine are the primary neurotoxic alkaloids contributing to the plant's toxicity. 
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- Calflora Database: Toxicoscordion venenosum (Meadow deathcamas)
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- Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center: Zigadenus venenosus (Meadow death camas, death camas)
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