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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

Veratrum californicum and Veratrum viride (Veratrum, Indian Hellebore, or False Hellebore)


To see what happens to the fetus when a ewe eats Veratrum californicum, place your mouse over the photo at the right.



More information describing them is available under the listing for Veratrum viride, False Hellebore, in the Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System, courtesy of Derek B. Munro.

This series of web pages was created by an undergraduate student at Cornell University for the AS625 class.

WARNING: These web pages are only meant to be informative. Neither Cornell University nor the author of this site endorse or recommend the use of these plants.