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Veratrum fimbriatum  A. Gray
Fringed cornlily,   Fringed false hellebore
Veratrum fimbriatum is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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~129 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Veratrum
Family: Melanthiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Veratrum fimbriatum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Veratrum fimbriatum is an uncommon species of false hellebore, a type of plant closely related to the lily. Its common names are fringed false hellebore and fringed corn lily. It is endemic to California where it is a rare resident of the northern coastal scrub plant communities of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. This flowering plant is a stout, hollow-stemmed perennial growing from a thick rhizome. The erect flowering plant bears several large, flat, green leaves near the base of the green stem. The large panicle inflorescence is packed with many distinctive, lacy-fringed flowers each up to a centimeter wide. The flower bud is club-shaped before it opens into a bloom of six frilly tepals, each of which bears two bright green or gold glands. The ovary and sepals extend straight outward as one thick stalk. The fruit is an oval-shaped capsule just under a centimeter long containing the seeds. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/19/2024).