Washington Flora Checklist
A Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Washington State
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Checklist » Melanthiaceae
Melanthiaceae   (False-Hellebore Family)

Notes: Taxonomy follows APG III (http://www.mobot.org/mobot/research/apweb/welcome.html).

Family Synonyms: (none)

Literature: (none)

Family treatment authored by Alex Harkness; last updated 8/8/2012 by David Giblin
Taxon (native species in boldface) # Synonyms Common Names
Anticlea elegans (Pursh) Rydb. 4 glaucous death camas
Anticlea occidentalis (A. Gray) Zomlefer & Judd   [Oregon Flora Project] 3 mission bells, bronze bells, western featherbells
Toxicoscordion paniculatum (Nutt.) Rydb.   [JPM2] 2 panicled death camas, sand corn
Toxicoscordion venenosum (S. Wats.) Rydb. var. gramineum (Rydb.) Brasher 4 grassy death camas
Toxicoscordion venenosum (S. Wats.) Rydb. var. venenosum    [Jepson 2nd] 6 death camas
Trillium ovatum Pursh var. ovatum    [FNA26] 0 wakerobin
Trillium parviflorum V.G. Soukup   [FNA26] 3 small-flowered trillium
Trillium petiolatum Pursh   [FNA26, H&C] 0 purple trillium, purple wakerobin
Veratrum californicum Dur. var. californicum    [FNA26, H&C] 4 California wild hellebore, skunk cabbage
Veratrum californicum Dur. var. caudatum (Heller) C.L. Hitchc.   [FNA26, H&C] 1 tailed wild hellebore, skunk cabbage
Veratrum insolitum Jepson   [FNA26, H&C] 0 siskiyou wild hellebore
Veratrum viride Ait. var. eschscholzianum (Roemer & Schultes) Breitung   [FNA26] 5 American wild hellebore
Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt.   [FNA26, H&C] 2 beargrass, western turkeybeard

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