|Scientific Name||Veratrum californicum var. californicum (Veratrum tenuipetalum)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VECAC2|
|Common Name||California False Hellebore, Corn Lily||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||530776|
|Family||Melanthiaceae (False Hellebore)||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine (7500 to 11000 ft.); moist, low areas in meadows, creek bottoms and forest openings.
Plant: Erect, stout, leafy perennial up to 7 feet tall; growing in colonies.
Leaves: Many large corn-like leaves, ovate to oblong-lanceolate up to 12 inches long, reducing upwards; prominent parallel veins.
Inflorescence: Dense elongated panicle containing hundreds of greenish-white flowers, each with 6 greenish-white tepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora and Fauna Northwest, American Southwest and "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County