Veratrum viride var. eschscholzianum
Canad. Field-Naturalist 71: 49. 1957.
Stems nearly glabrous proximally to densely tomentose distally. Leaves 15–30 × 10–18 cm. Inflorescences with branches spreading to commonly drooping. Flowers erect; tepals deep green to yellowish green, 5–12 mm. 2n = 32.
Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Moist meadows, openings in coniferous forests
Elevation: 0–2500 m
Alta., B.C., N.W.T., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash.
Western Native Americans (Bella Colla, Cowlitz, Kwakiutl, Okanagan, Quinault, Salishan, Shuswap, and Thompson) used Veratrum viride var. eschscholzianum as an analgesic, antirheumatic, emetic, laxative, and poison, as well as a cold, blood, heart, orthopedic, and skin aid (D. E. Moerman 1986). Native Americans from northern British Columbia and the Yukon Territory consumed young plants as herbage (A. E. Porsild 1951; G. A. Mulligan and D. B. Munro 1987).
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