Stenanthium densum

crow poison, Osceloa's plume


Synonyms:  Zigadenus densus

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Could be naturalized in moist flatwoods that is kept low (burned).
Considerations: Poisonous.
Propagation: Separation of bulbs. Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


Native Habitats: Wet flatwoods, wet prairie, cutthroat seep, roadside ditches. This species is particularly noticable after burns.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: