Marantaceae (Arrowroot) Family
Death Camass is also known as Atlantic Death Camas and Coastal Death Camas.
Plant is an upright, smooth perennial with a rhizome from which new growth emerges. Preferred habitat is savannas, pine woods and bogs. Distribution is throughout the Escambia coastal region.
Leaves are mostly basal; linear; no teeth and no lobes; upper leaves are reduced in size.
Flowers are in a terminal panicle; petals clawed; sepals sometimes clawed; perianth white to yellowish white, with each segment having a pair of green glands. Flowers occur in the summer.
Fruit is a capsule.