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false helleborine Line breaks: false hel¦le|bor¦ine
(also false hellebore)

Definition of false helleborine in English:


A herbaceous plant of the lily family which resembles a helleborine, with pleated leaves and a tall dense spike of small flowers, found in north temperate regions.
  • Genus Veratrum, family Liliaceae: many species
Example sentences
  • Nonephemerals that bloom during the summer or fall are Canada lily, false hellebore, and species of aster, goldenrod, and sunflower.
  • Plants of false hellebores (Veratrum) and death camas (Zigadenus) have complex alkaloids of similar structure and cause livestock deaths in the western United States.
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