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Taxon: Anticlea elegans (Pursh) Rydb.

Genus: Anticlea
Family: Melanthiaceae
Tribe: Melanthieae
Nomen number: 432267
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30:273. 1903
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed16, as Zigadenus elegans; Eur Gard F, as Zigadenus elegans)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as Zigadenus elegans; Lampe & McCann, as Zigadenus elegans)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territories (w.), Yukon] United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec (s.e.), Ontario (s.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan (s.), Alberta (s.), Manitoba (s.), British Columbia]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana (n.), Michigan, New York, Ohio (n.w.), Pennsylvania (s.e.), Vermont (http://neatlas.huh.harvard.edu/Neatlas2/MonoFam-L-O.html), West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (n.), Iowa (n.), Minnesota, Missouri (s.e.), Nebraska (n.w.), North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon (e.), Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Maryland (w.), North Carolina (w.), Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (n.), Nevada (n.), Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango (n.), Sonora]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage Note: = Zigadenus elegans Pursh
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. Note: = Zigadenus elegans Pursh
  3. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Zigadenus elegans Pursh
  4. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. Note: = Zigadenus elegans Pursh
  5. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Monocots&FamilyID=Melanthiaceae&GenusID=Anticlea&SpeciesID=glauca target='_blank' Note: = Anticlea glauca Kunth
  6. Zomlefer, W. B. & W. S. Judd. 2002. Resurrection of segregates of the polyphyletic genus Zigadenus s.l. (Liliales: Melanthiaceae) and resulting new combinations. Novon 12:302.

Check other web resources for Anticlea elegans (Pursh) Rydb. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?432267. Accessed 22 October 2019.