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Veratrum woodii (Wood's bunchflower)
Cressler, Alan

Veratrum woodii

Veratrum woodii J.W. Robbins ex Alph. Wood

Wood's Bunchflower, Ozark Bunchflower, Wood's False Hellebore

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Melanthium woodii, Veratrum intermedium

USDA Symbol: VEWO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Veratrum woodii has greenish purple to blackish purple flowers and is found in dry woods from Ohio to Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as in Iowa.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 5 feet in height.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Tepals maroon-purple to brown adaxially, green abaxially.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MO , NC , OH , OK , TN

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-03-25
Research By: JAM

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