Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Death Camas Family)

Melanthiaceae are perennials from bulbs or rhizomes. The flowers usually have 3 petals and sepals, and they are similar to each other. The leaves have parallel veins and can be either linear or broad. In the past, these plants have belonged to the Liliaceae.

Anticlea virescens (Green Death Camas)
Anticlea mogollonensis (Mogollon Death Camas)
Veratrum californicum (Corn Lily)

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