Veratrum viride

Common Name: 
green false hellebore, Indian poke, Indian hellebore, false hellebore
Scientific Name: 
Veratrum viride Aiton
Family Name: 
Liliaceae - Lily Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and short, stout rhizome
upright, unbranched and multiple from base, stout and solid, green, smooth or hairy
Stems of Green False Hellebore
Stems of Green False Hellebore
spirally arranged, oval to broadly lanceolate, heavily ribbed (pleated like an accordion), mostly sessile and appearing clasped, tip pointed, margins entire, smooth above and hairy below
6-tepaled, green to yellowish-green with dark green centers, hairy; terminal cluster, branched, narrow, hairy