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Veratrum virginicum (Virginia bunchflower)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Veratrum virginicum

Veratrum virginicum (L.) W.T. Aiton

Virginia bunchflower

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Melanthium dispersum, Melanthium virginicum

USDA Symbol: VEVI5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Veratrum virginicum has a white flower with three petals and three sepals on narrow, stalk-like bases with two dark glands on each. There are several floral spikes in a cluster.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: moist woods, seepages, and damp clearings

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store


* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Veratrum virginicum in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2013-06-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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