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 (11/30/12):
Veratrum viride   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum viride   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-24-001:
Veratrum viride   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Veratrum viride var. viride

 

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