Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Toxicoscordion Venenosum) is a perennial forb in the Bunchflower Family (Melanthiaceae). It’s native to Western North America, blooms Apr-Jul and grows 1-2 ft. It’s found in prairies, meadows and savannas; likes moist to dry soils and partial to full sun exposure.
All plant parts of Death Camas are poisonous. It should not be confused with Common Camas, an edible plant that sometimes produces white flowers. Both plants grow in the same type of ecosystems, although Common Camas is much more common. Death Camas bulbs can also be confused with onions but do not have the onion smell.