Taxon  Report   8220 
Veratrum californicum  Durand  var. californicum 
California corn lily,  California false hellbore, Western false hellebore
Veratrum californicum var. californicum
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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Veratrum californicum var. californicum
© 2012 Steven Perry
Veratrum californicum var. californicum
© 2012 Steven Perry
Veratrum californicum var. californicum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Veratrum californicum var. californicum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Veratrum
Parent Record Veratrum californicum
Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Veratrum speciosum
TJM2: Veratrum californicum var. caudatum
More information about  Veratrum californicum var. californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2017).

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