Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
Zigadenus glaucus of Michigan Flora.
Dunes and sandy or rocky, calcareous shores of northern Lake Huron and Lake Michigan; also inland on calcareous soils and banks, in fens and wet meadows, especially in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula.
The plant, especially the bulb, contains a very poisonous alkaloid and should never be eaten. The flowers have a distinctive and strongly unpleasant odor. The leaves are long and narrow, less than 12 mm broad (rarely to 20 mm), mostly crowded toward the base of the plant. Recognition of Anticlea follows Zomlefer & Judd (2002). Our plants are all the eastern var. glaucus (Nutt.) Zomlefer & Judd, with a normally paniculate inflorescence (Hess & Sivinski, 1995).