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Veratrum virginicum

Veratrum virginicum (L.) W.T. Aiton

Melanthium dispersum Small

Melanthium virginicum L.


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderLilialesIncludes lilies, tulips, trilliums, greenbriars, and others
FamilyMelanthiaceaeTrillium family
GenusVeratrumLatin for “dark roots”; also the ancient name of Hellebore
Speciesvirginicum“Of or from Virginia”

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Veratrum virginicum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Veratrum virginicum (Bunchflower)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 29 × 19" (73 × 49 cm)


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