Green False Hellebore – 4/27/22
Observer: Susan Drisko
Observation Date: 4/27/2022
Observation Time: 3:35 p.m.
Observation Location: Town-owned conservation land near Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Green False Hellebore
Scientific Name: Veratrum viride
Comments: Green false hellebore, or giant false-helleborine, is native to eastern and western (but not central) North America. It is extremely toxic, and is considered a pest plant by farmers with livestock. The species has acquired a large number of other common names within its native range, including American false hellebore, American white hellebore, bear corn, big hellebore, corn lily, devil’s bite, duck retten, itchweed, poor Annie, blue hellebore and tickleweed.
PLEASE DO NOT DIG UP WILD PLANTS.
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