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Last updated 8/6/2012 by David Giblin.
Veratrum californicum Durand var. californicum[FNA26, HC, HC2]
skunk cabbage, California wild hellebore

Publication: J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, ser. 2. 3: 103.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA26: "N. Chiariello et al. (1980), using the snow-bank-emergent characteristics of Veratrum californicum, documented that the plants differing in open versus closed bud morphologies also have different leaf areas, internal temperatures, and rates of early expansion growth. These differences in life-history characteristics are inferentially similar to those of other alpine and northern Veratrum species."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Veratrum eschscholtzii A. Gray var. watsonii Baker
Veratrum jonesii A. Heller
Veratrum speciosum Rydb.
Veratrum tenuipetalum A. Heller