Definition of false helleborine in English:

false helleborine

(also false hellebore)


  • 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

    • ‘Plants of false hellebores (Veratrum) and death camas (Zigadenus) have complex alkaloids of similar structure and cause livestock deaths in the western United States.’
    • ‘Nonephemerals that bloom during the summer or fall are Canada lily, false hellebore, and species of aster, goldenrod, and sunflower.’