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Vick, Albert F. W.
Veratrum virginicum (L.) W.T. Aiton
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WV Native Habitat:
moist woods, seepages, and damp clearings
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-01
Research By: TWC Staff