Calflora
Taxon  Report   10439    
Veratrum californicum  Durand
California false hellebore
Veratrum californicum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
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Veratrum californicum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Veratrum californicum
© 2006 Heath McAllister
Veratrum californicum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Veratrum californicum
© 2017 David popp
Family: MELANTHIACEAE  
Genus: Veratrum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

 
More information about  Veratrum californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (VECA2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).