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Veratrum parviflorum (Appalachian bunchflower)
Cressler, Alan

Veratrum parviflorum

Veratrum parviflorum Michx.

Appalachian Bunchflower, Small-flowered Veratrum

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Melanthium parviflorum

USDA Symbol: VEPA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Veratrum parviflorum has stalked, mostly basal leaves and occurs in dry woods from Virginia and West Virginia to Georgia and eastern Tennessee.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Attenuate
Inflorescence: Raceme , Terminal

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green


USA: AL , GA , KY , NC , SC , TN , VA , WV

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Veratrum parviflorum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Veratrum parviflorum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Veratrum parviflorum


Record Modified: 2015-08-14
Research By: SET

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