Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06652 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Zigadenus elegans Pursh
Common name   mountain death camas
James G. Harris   2618  
Coll. Date 19 July 1994 
United States
San Juan County
Locality La Sal Mountains, south along road from Geyser Pass to Blue Lake;
     Elev.: 10332 ft. (3150 m.)
Habitat Notes [Anticlea elegans ssp. elegans, E.C. Palmquist Nov 2010]. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 38° 28'  30" N, 109° 13'  12" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Zigadenus elegans Pursh

Common Name(s): mountain deathcamas.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=43158, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Liliales
                                Family: Liliaceae
                                    Genus: Zigadenus
                                        Species: Zigadenus elegans


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06644 Aquilegia coerulea      "Colorado columbine" same section
06645 Aquilegia coerulea      "Colorado columbine" same section
06643 Aquilegia elegantula      "western red columbine" same section
10824 Aquilegia elegantula      "western red columbine" 1.4 mi. S
06651 Arenaria congesta     same section
06624 Arnica cordifolia      "heart-leaf arnica" same section
06625 Arnica mollis      "hairy arnica" same section
10806 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" 2125 ft. NE
06626 Arnica parryi      "Parry's arnica" same section
10802 Arnica x diversifolia  hybrid [amplexicaulis or mollis x cordifolia or latifolia]   "hybrid arnica" 2125 ft. NE
06654 Cardamine cordifolia      "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
10827 Carex bella      "southwestern showy sedge" 1.4 mi. S
10849 Castilleja occidentalis      "western yellow paintbrush" 1.4 mi. NE
06656 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "sulphur paintbrush" same section
06658 Conioselinum scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain hemlock parsley" same section
10848 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" 1.4 mi. NE
06627 Delphinium occidentale  var. barbeyi   "subalpine larkspur" same section
06649 Epilobium angustifolium     same section
10852 Eremogone fendleri      "Fendler's sandwort" 1.4 mi. NE
06632 Erigeron elatior      "tall fleabane" same section
10853 Festuca idahoensis  subsp. idahoensis   "Idaho fescue" 1.4 mi. NE
06630 Helenium hoopesii      "orange sneezeweed" same section
06629 Helianthella quinquenervis      "fivenerve little sunflower" same section
06631 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" same section
10804 Helianthus nuttallii      "Nuttall's sunflower" 2125 ft. NE
06621 Heterotheca villosa      "hairy goldenaster" same section
10807 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" 2125 ft. NE
10790 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. leucanthus   "white-flowered Lanszwert's vetchling" 2.1 mi. NE
10826 Luzula parviflora      "smallflowered woodrush" 1.4 mi. S
10851 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1.4 mi. NE
06648 Pedicularis bracteosa      "Payson's towering lousewort" same section
10850 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" 1.4 mi. NE
10803 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" 2125 ft. NE
06650 Pedicularis racemosa      "sickle-top lousewort" same section
10800 Pedicularis racemosa  var. alba   "sickle-top lousewort" 2125 ft. NE
06647 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
10855 Phacelia hastata      "silverleaf scorpionweed" 1.4 mi. NE
06660 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
06661 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
06646 Polemonium pulcherrimum     same section
10828 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  1.4 mi. S
06659 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" same section
06655 Potentilla gracilis  var. pulcherrima   "beautiful cinquefoil" same section
06653 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" same section
10805 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 2125 ft. NE
06623 Senecio triangularis      "arrow-leaf ragwort" same section
10854 Sibbaldia procumbens      "creeping sibbaldia" 1.4 mi. NE
06628 Solidago multiradiata      "low goldenrod" same section
10825 Thermopsis montana      "mountain goldenbanner" 1.4 mi. S
10801 Trifolium kingii  var. kingii   "King's clover" 2125 ft. NE
10798 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 2125 ft. NE
06657 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" same section
06622 Viguiera multiflora  var. multiflora   "showy goldeneye" same section
10799 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" 2125 ft. NE


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Blue Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. E 10063  Mount Peale 
Geyser Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. NW 10532  Mount Peale 
Mount Mellenthin (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 12592  Mount Peale 
Burro Pass (Gap) Grand County, UT 2 mi. N 11175  Mount Waas 
Dark Canyon Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 9951  Mount Peale 
Mount Tomasaki (Summit) Grand County, UT 2 mi. N 12097  Mount Waas 
La Sal Mountains (Range) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 11667  Mount Peale 
Haystack Mountain (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 11621  Mount Peale 
Mount Peale (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.6 mi. S 12661  Mount Peale 
Manns Peak (Summit) Grand County, UT 2.7 mi. N 12153  Mount Waas 
Gold Basin (Basin) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. W 10066  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Clark Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 9403  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Dark Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. E   Mount Peale 
Gold Basin Tower (Tower) San Juan County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 10004  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Dry Fork Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 3 mi. NW   Mount Waas 
Wet Fork Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 3 mi. NW   Mount Waas 
Mount Tukuhnikivatz (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 12468  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Beaver Lake (Lake) San Juan County, UT 3.8 mi. S 9797  Mount Peale 
Beaver Basin (Basin) Grand County, UT 3.9 mi. N 10302  Mount Waas 
Oowah Campground (Locale) Grand County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 8806  Warner Lake 


Taxon Links for species Zigadenus elegans  Pursh

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

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