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Veratrum album (White hellebore)

Other names: White false helleborine

V. album is a perennial with large, pleated, elliptic leaves. In summer, it bears leafy spikes of star-shaped, yellow-green flowers.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Epipactis palustris (Marsh helleborine)

Other names: Marsh orchid, Marsh epipactis, Helleborine palustris, Limodorum palustre

E. palustris is a terrestrial, rhizomatous, deciduous orchid with oblong to ovate, mid-green basal leaves and, in summer, an erect stem bearing narrowly lance-shaped stem leaves and a one-sided raceme of veined, purple-brown to reddish-brown flowers, greenish-white on the reverse with a yellow-marked, white lower petal. Flowers are followed by brown seed capsules containing tiny, dust-like seeds.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 0.4m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Epipactis gigantea (Giant helleborine)

Other names: Stream orchid, Poor man's lady slipper, Epipactis americana, Helleborine giganteum, Arthrochilium giganteum, Amesia gigantea, Chatterbox

E. gigantea is a terrestrial, rhizomatous, deciduous orchid with upright stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, bright green leaves and, from spring to early summer, loose, terminal spikes of nodding, yellow-green, often purple-flushed flowers with recurved upper petals and maroon to purple-brown veins.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 0.4m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Cephalanthera longifolia (Narrow-leaved helleborine)

Other names: Sword-leaved helleborine, White lady

C. longifolia is an erect terrestrial orchid with narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and spike-like racemes of bell-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.4m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Veratrum nigrum (Black false hellebore)

Other names: Dark-flowered white hellebore

V. nigrum is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial with pleated, broadly elliptic, mid- to dark green leaves and erect stems bearing large panicles of pungent, star-shaped, maroon or dark reddish-brown flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 1.2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Veratrum californicum (California false hellebore)

Other names: California corn lily, Wild corn, Cow cabbage, Western false hellebore

V. californicum is a robust, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial with a sturdy, erect, unbranched stem bearing large, elliptic, veined, mid- to bright green leaves and, in summer, terminal panicles of star-shaped, white flowers followed by spherical seeds heads.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Veratrum viride (Green false helleborine)

Other names: American hellebore, Bear cabbage, Crow poison, Earth gall, Green hellebore, Indian poke, Itchweed, Meadow poke , North American white hellebore, Pepper root , Puppet root, Swamp hellebore, Wild hellebore, American false hellebore, Giant false helleborine, Bear corn, Corn lily

V. viride is a vigorous, upright, deciduous perennial with spirally arranged, ovate to broadly elliptic, mid-green leaves, hairy beneath, and branched panicles of star-shaped, green to yellow-green flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Arisaema tortuosum (Whipcord cobra lily)

Other names: Arisaema helleborifolium

A. tortuosum is an erect, tuberous, deciduous perennial with a sturdy, mottled stem bearing two or three palmate leaves divided into numerous elliptic, dark green leaflets and, in late spring or early summer, hooded, green spathes, each with a long, erect then curving, purple or green spadice. Spathes are followed by clustered red fruit.
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Ultimate spread 0.2m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Astrantia maxima (Largest masterwort)

Other names: Astrantia helleborifolia

A. maxima is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with deeply-divided, mid-green leaves and branching stems bearing umbels of pale pinks flowers surrounded by pink bracts in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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