Veratrum viride subsp. eschscholtzii (Gray) Love & Love
FamilyLiliaceae — APG family: Melanthiaceae
SynonymsVeratrum viride var. pendulifiorum Harshb., Veratrum eschscholtzii Gray
DescriptionInflorescence open, at maturity with few long, drooping branches; leaves woolly- pubescent below; perianth green; segments oblong, green, pubescent in margin.
EcologyMeadows, moist places. V. viride described from North America.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. viride. (See color section.)
UsesContains a poisonous alkaloid, which causes vomiting, purging, general paralysis, and death from asphyxia.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.