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Taxon: Veratrum viride Aiton

Genus: Veratrum section: Veratrum
Family: Melanthiaceae tribe: Melanthieae. Also placed in: Liliaceae
Nomen number: 41142
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 3:422. 1789
Name verified on: 15-Feb-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-Feb-2011
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • American false hellebore   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • American white-hellebore   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • American-hellebore   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • giant false helleborine   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • green false hellebore   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • green veratrum   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • Indian poke   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • itchweed   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • vérâtre verti   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • grüner Germer   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • grön nysrot   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Veratrum viride Aiton:


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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