Veratrum viride
Liliaceae/Lily Family

False Hellebore grow in moist open meadows and moist to wet open forests. It is a large (up to 6' tall) plant with very large broad leaves with obvious linear veins that are spirally arranged around the stem. It's resemblance to corn gives it another common name of corn lily. The numerous green flowers have 6 petals that are tightly arranged on drooping to erect branches at the top of the stem. This is a very poisonous plant that may cause vomiting and paralysis if consumed.

False Hellebore Veratrum viride Forest Service Alaska Region USDA Flickr 17165004737 db1151534c w

Photo credit: Forest Service Alaska Region USDA, Flickr


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