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Veratrum hybridum (Walter) J.H. Zimmerman ex Zomlefer
slender bunchflower

General Information
Symbol: VEHY
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 494. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
LEHY15 Leimanthium hybridum (Walter) Sweet
MEHY3 Melanthium hybridum Walter
MELA4 Melanthium latifolium Desr. slender bunchflower
MERA4 melanthium racemosum Michx.
VELA11 Veratrum latifolium (Desr.) Zomlefer slender bunchflower
ZIHY Zigadenus hybridus (Walter) Kunth


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Veratrum L. – false hellebore
Species Veratrum hybridum (Walter) J.H. Zimmerman ex Zomlefer – slender bunchflower

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Melanthium hybridum
hybrid bunchflower
Special Concern
Melanthium latifolium
broad-leaved bunchflower
Melanthium latifolium
broadleaf bunchflower

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


VELA11  Veratrum latifolium (Desr.) Zomlefer

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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