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Veratrum californicum Durand
CALIFORNIA FALSE HELLEBORE
Californian False Hellebore

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Veratrum californicum, flower
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Veratrum californicum, flower

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Veratrum californicum
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ CSUC_TCN (8); CSCA_TCN (17); AMNH_PBI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Diplodia veratri @ BPI (1)

Diplodia veratrina @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta melanocarpa @ 762746B (1)

Phyllosticta melanoplaca @ BPI (7)
Coccinellidae  Hippodamia caseyi @ I_LB (6)

Hippodamia convergens @ I_LB (1)
Delphacidae  Nothodelphax consimilis @ UDCC_NRI (1)
Dermateaceae  Cylindrosporium veratrinum @ 762746A (1); 747263A (1); BPI (7); 401588B (1); 401588A (1); 747263B (1)

Laetinaevia veratri @ BPI (2)

Marssonina veratri @ BPI (4)
Membracidae  Publilia modesta @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercosporella veratri @ 747265B (1); 747265A (1)

Mycosphaerella tassiana @ 609785C (1); 609785B (1); 609785A (1)

Mycosphaerella veratrina @ BPI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria veratri @ BPI (1)

Leptosphaeria veratrinum @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia atropuncta @ BPI (1)

Puccinia veratri @ BPI (36)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis cinerea @ BPI (1)

Sclerotinia veratri @ BPI (3)
_  Ascochyta veratrina @ BPI (4)

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Veratrum californicum Durand
California false hellebore

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General Information
Symbol: VECA2
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Young. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . West Region, Sacramento. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California . ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements .

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California . ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co. July 24, 2002. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co. July 24, 2002. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, OR. Usage Requirements .

Paul Fair. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, CA, Mono National Forest. 1942. Usage Requirements .

C.A. Kutzleb. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, CO. 1932. Usage Requirements .

Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, OR. 1941. Usage Requirements .

Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, WA, Wenatchee National Forest. Usage Requirements .

Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, WA, Wenatchee National Forest. Usage Requirements .

Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, WA, Wenatchee National Forest. Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Veratrum L. – false hellebore
Species Veratrum californicum Durand – California false hellebore

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Veratrum californicum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Veratrum californicum</i>
Durand var. <i>
californicum </i>
Veratrum californicum var. californicum
California false hellebore Distribution of <i>
Veratrum californicum</i>
Durand var. <i>
caudatum</i>
(A. Heller) C.L. Hitchc.
Veratrum californicum var. caudatum
Cascade false hellebore

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Arizona false hellebore Salvage restricted
U.S. Weed Information
Veratrum californicum California false hellebore This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FACW
Great Plains OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (VECA2)
CalPhotos (VECA2)
Flora of North America (VECA2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (VECA2)
Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (VECA2)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (VECA2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (VECA2)
Native Plants Network (VECA2)

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