Veratrum L.

Common Name: False Hellebore

Family: Melianthaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 2: 1044. 1753.

Other: Long-lived. Leaves have parallel veins. Star-shaped flowers but can take 7 years to flower. Do not transplant. Snails like the leaves. Lectotype: V. album L. (Ill. Fl. N. U.S. (Britton & Brown), ed. 2 1: 494. 1913.) Also placed in Liliaceae.


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