Stenanthium densum

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Crow Poison, Osceloa's Plume


Also known as Zigadenus densus

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2.5 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
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).
Propagation:Separation of bulbs. Seed.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Attracts a variety of insect pollinators

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

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures