This plant can be seen in early season as a tight bundle of ribbed leaves. Over time the leaves unfold and grow a tall stalk. The stalk has tiny white flowers with dark green shading in the center. Inside the green shading, there is a 6 point star of white or round pale yellow stigmas.
It is often mistaken for skunk cabbage.
|Scientific Name:||Veratrum californicum|
|Growing Season:||Early to mid-summer|
|Soil Type:||Open areas and meadows|
Corn Lily, Indian Poke, Indian Hellebore, Skunk Cabbage
|Habitat:||Semi-desert, foothills, montane|