Veratrum californicum

Corn Husk Lily
Veratrum californicum

Family: False Hellebore (Melanthiaceae)
AKA: California False Hellebore, Corn Lily
Photo taken on: July 22, 2015
Location: Snodgrass Mountain, GV, CO
Life Zones: Montane to subalpine
Habitat: Moist areas

Grows to 6ft in dense patches in moist meadows. Plants do not bloom every year and may produce only the leafy stalks. Leaves are large with prominent veins.arrow

Veratrum californicum

Plants emerging, looking like corn husks, which gives them their common name.

Photo taken on: June 5, 2005
Location: Lower Loop trail, Crested Butte, CO

Flora of North America reference.

White/Cream Long Clusters