Veratrum album L.
  • L., Sp. Pl. : 1044 (1753)


This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Stems 50-175 cm. Cauline leaves glabrous or subglabrous above, shortly pubescent beneath especially on the veins, the lower 10-25 x 6-15 cm, elliptical to broadly elliptical, becoming shorter and narrower above. Inflorescence a much-branched panicle. Pedicels 2-3 mm. Flowers 15-25 mm in diameter. Perianth- segments 7-15 x 3-6 mm, elliptical to lanceolate, white outside and greenish inside to greenish-white or yellowish on both surfaces. Capsule sparsely pubescent.

Habitat

Damp grassland, mainly in the mountains.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate Caucasus Transcaucasus
  • Russian Far East
  • Siberia Krasnoyarsk
  • West Siberia
  • Yakutskiya
  • Western Asia Turkey
  • Europe Eastern Europe Baltic States
  • Belarus
  • Central European Russia
  • East European Russia
  • North European Russia
  • South European Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Middle Europe Austria
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Northern Europe Finland
  • Norway
  • Southeastern Europe Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Yugoslavia
  • Southwestern Europe France
  • Spain

  Bibliography

  • 1 Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • 2 Malyschev L.I. & Peschkova , G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 4: 1-238. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • 3 Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 1-632. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • 4 Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • 5Heywood, V.H. Veratrum L. Flora Europaea 5, 16-17 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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