Liliaceae
Veratrum viride

Green Corn Lily

Large erect plant with drooping flower stems. Leaves 4–10 in. long, widely egg-shaped, short hairs along upper side of veins. Inflorescence 12–35 in. tall, main stem erect, woolly, lower side branches drooping. Flowers well spaced, green to yellowish green, with 6 widely spread, oblong, hairy lobes that are irregularly toothed; stamens about 1/2 the length of lobes. Grows in bogs and wet meadows, most abundant in high-elevation subalpine as snow melts.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 80 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Meadow
  • Found In: West Gorge, Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes