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Plant Details

Veratrum hybridum [= Veratrum latifolium]

Crisped Bunchflower, Narrow-leaved Bunchflower

Scientific Name:

Veratrum hybridum [= Veratrum latifolium]

Common Name:

Crisped Bunchflower, Narrow-leaved Bunchflower

Plant Family

Melanthiaceae (Bunchflower Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August (may not bloom for years)

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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