Taxon  Report   8223    
Veratrum viride  Aiton
American false hellebore,  Green false hellebore, White false hellebore
Veratrum viride
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Veratrum viride
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Veratrum viride
© 2010 Keir Morse
Veratrum viride, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Veratrum viride
© 2018 joaquin hale
Genus: Veratrum
Communities: Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Veratrum eschscholtzianum
PLANTS: Veratrum eschscholtzii var. incriminatum
PLANTS: Veratrum eschscholtzii
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More information about  Veratrum viride
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).