White Hellebore
  • Botanical: Veratrum album
  • Family: Lilaceae
  • Known as: False helleborine, European white hellebore, White veratrum, Weißer Germer, Nieswurz, Hemmer wurzn, Lauskraut, Lauswurz
  • Old Use: medical, industry

White Hellebore

The plant is a perennial herb with a stout vertical rhizome covered with remnants of old leaf sheaths. The stout, simple stems are 50 to 175 cm tall. They have been mistaken for yellow gentian, Gentiana lutea, which is used in beverages, resulting in poisoning.

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