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Veratrum hybridum [= Veratrum latifolium]

Crisped Bunchflower, Narrow-leaved Bunchflower

Scientific Name:

Veratrum hybridum [= Veratrum latifolium]

Genus:

Veratrum

Species Epithet:

hybridum

Common Name:

Crisped Bunchflower, Narrow-leaved Bunchflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Melanthiaceae (Bunchflower Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist to dry forests, usually in base-rich soils. Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Also called Melanthiun hybridum or M. latifolium

Plant

(...the one with the long strappy leaves...)

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© Tom Harville, 2005

"I thought I was digging Fly Poison about 5 years ago. Each year this plant would get a little bigger and finally it bloomed, surprise!" -- Tom Harville

Closeup of Bloomstalk

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© Tom Harville, 17 July 2005

Blooms

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Leaves in April

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Marta Baskin
Topton, NC

Seed Pods

Marta Baskin

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras plants
US Forest Service


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