false hellebore


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false hellebore

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Noun1.false hellebore - perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomesfalse hellebore - perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Veratrum, Veratrum - a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
American hellebore, bugbane, Indian poke, Veratrum viride, white hellebore - North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally
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Deer avoid plants possessing chemical defenses or having little nutrition like rough goldenrod, white snakeroot, hay-scented fern, false hellebore, skunk cabbage, blue cohosh, glossy buckthorn and Pennsylvania sedge.
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When pregnant animals graze certain poisonous plants, the consequences can be especially gruesome - an offspring with twisted, deformed legs caused by toxins in lupine, or the bizarre, one-eyed lamb that can result when ewes eat false hellebore, a plant in the lily family.