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Common name

English: Black False-helleborine, Black Hellebore

German: Schwarzer Germer

Mandarin: 藜芦 (li lu)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Liliales (114)

        Family: Melanthiaceae (4)(family description)

          Genus: Veratrum (2)

            Epithet: nigrum L. (4)

Synonyms: Helonias nigra (L.) Ker Gawl., Melanthium nigrum (L.) Thunb., Veratrum bracteatum Batalin, Veratrum purpureum Salisb., Veratrum ussuriense (O.Loes.) Nakai

bracteatum => having prominent bracts

nigra => black, blackness

nigrum => black, blackness

purpureum => purple

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple

External links

Check for Veratrum nigrum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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