Green False Hellebore (Veratrum viride)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Plant Height: 3-6 feet in bloom
Plant Spread: 1.5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow-green to deep green with yellow centers
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: very slow to germinate
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Not suitable for containers


Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 16, 2013 4:35 AM

This plant is native to eastern and western North America but not the central portion. It is extremely toxic, causing nausea and vomiting.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What species is this? 30 (Binomial name please) by NightCrow Jun 11, 2018 2:45 PM 3
Anyone know this weed? by psudan Jun 1, 2018 12:15 PM 7
ID a plant from the Grand Tetons by coleyamzn Jan 11, 2018 7:04 PM 2
A type of lily? by AlyssaBlue Apr 21, 2016 4:48 AM 14
Green False Hellebore (Veratrum viride); northern Idaho by tinypepa Jul 5, 2015 9:28 PM 6
What are these? by robertduval14 Apr 24, 2013 7:52 PM 7

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