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California False Hellebore

California False Hellebore (Veratrum californicum) is also known as Corn Lily, California Corn Lily, White False Hellebore, Cow Candy, and Cow Cabbage. It is native to the Western states in North America and grows in moist, open meadows and hillsides. It is poisonous to insects and pregnant livestock, mainly sheep. It's leaves are alternate, heavily veined, and bright green. It grows from a bulb with rhizomes, and spreads by mast seeding.


Life Cycle: Perennial

Height: 3' to 6'

Solar Exposure: Part-Shade to Full Sun

Bloom Color: Creamy-white

Bloom Time: Spring


USDA PLANTS Database Link

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=VECA2


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