Published by Daniel Mosquin on July 30, 2005
Family / Families: Melanthiaceae Scientific Name(s): Veratrum viride Ait. var. eschscholzianum (Roemer & Schultes) Breitung
Location(s): Garibaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada Entry Author(s): Daniel Mosquin
Copyright Holder(s): Daniel Mosquin
Image License: Creative Commons License Tags: British Columbia, Canada, Liliales, Melanthiaceae, Photo by Daniel
Flowers of Veratrum viride var. eschscholzianum
Green false hellebore is highly poisonous according to the authors of Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
The book mentions that eating even a small portion of it results in loss of consciousness followed by death.
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What a beautiful picture–the study in colour and texture. And I appreciate the glimpse of other plants in this community.
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