Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1593

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC, rare in GA

Look for it in seeps, streambanks, wet boulderfields, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellowish-green/ Green/ Maroon
Bisexual, or some proximal ones staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Veratrum viride   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum viride   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Veratrum viride var. viride

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-24-001:
Veratrum viride   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Veratrum viride

 

COMMON NAME:
White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily


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image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vevi_001_lvd

        

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

JK Marlow    jkm060521_068

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

JK Marlow    jkm060521_071

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Heavily ribbed oval leaves up to 12" long, sessile or somewhat clasping, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

Kevin Adams    kcaveratrumviride_37

May    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell State Park

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

JK Marlow    jkm100626_156

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Flowers have ciliate margins, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

Keith Bradley    kab_veratrum_viride_0215

June    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Tepals lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, narrowed to short broad claw, per Flora of North America.

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvviride_mm

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_19

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Inflorescence branches ascending to spreading, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_25

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Fruit a 3-chambered green capsule, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

JK Marlow    jkm070702_152

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Strongly poisonous: insecticide formerly manufactured from the plant's roots, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Veratrum viride, White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvviride_gf

Month Unknown    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain