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Plant Details

Veratrum viride

green false hellebore, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

Scientific Name:

Veratrum viride

Common Name:

green false hellebore, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

Plant Family

Melanthiaceae

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

yellowy green

Size in Feet:

2 ft to 6 ft

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

wet to the touch (Hygric)(*)

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Seeps, streambanks, wet boulderfields

Leaves

The leaves are strongly plicate (pleated).

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Paynter, Watauga Co, June 2011

Flowering stalk

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Paynter, Watauga Co, June 2011

Flowers

The petals (tepals) are hairy. This and the pleated leaves help to distinguish green false hellebore from other species in our area.

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Paynter, Watauga Co, 2011

Habitat

Green false helebore is a plant of wet places; shown here growing on a seepage slope in the mountains.

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Paynter, May 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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