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California False Hellebore
(California Corn Lily)

Veratrum californicum



First Noted by Expedition
June 25, 1806, on the Lolo Trail, Idaho.
 

Description
A long, branched, dense cluster of relatively small, whitish or greenish flowers top the stout, leafy stem of this tall plant. Leaves 8-12 in (20-30 cm) long, numerous, broad, ovate. Flowers have six petal-like segments 0.5-0.8 in (1.3-2 cm) long, each with a V-shaped green gland at base. Height: 4-8 ft (1.2-2.4 m).
 

Habitat
Swamps and creek bottoms, wet meadows, and moist forests.
 

Range
Western Washington to southern California; east to New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.
 

Note
California corn lily is extremely poisonous.

Species information from enature.com
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