Veratrum
corn-lily, false hellebore, skunk-cabbage
3 species
3 subspecies and varieties
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Veratrum californicumCalifornia false hellebore
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Moist meadows and woodlands, lowlands to subalpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
var. californicum – skunk cabbage, California wild hellebore
var. caudatum – skunk cabbage, tailed wild hellebore
Veratrum insolitumsiskiyou wild hellebore
Distribution: Benton County, Oregon, south into northern California.
Habitat: Open prairies to thickets, and forested or open rocky slopes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - September
Veratrum virideAmerican false hellebore, green false hellebore, Indian-poke
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout the forest and mountainous areas of Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the northern Rocky Mountains; eastern North America from Alabama to Newfoundland.
Habitat: Moist meadows and woodlands, lowlands to subalpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September
var. eschscholzianum – American wild hellebore