Corn Lily 2010

Mt. Dana, Yosemite National Park, August 2010

  • Veratrum californicum Dur.
  • California false hellebore, Corn lily
  • Liliaceae (Lily Family)
  • USDA Symbol: VECA2
  • USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

California false hellebore or corn lily’s stiffly erect, leafy stalks rise 6 ft. and bear large, conspicuously pleated, oval leaves.

The stalks are topped by showy clusters of white to greenish flowers.

The flowers are star-like in design and numerous.

A long, branched, dense cluster of relatively small, whitish or greenish flowers top the stout, leafy stem of this tall plant.

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