A perennial herb (Veratrum virginicum syn. Melanthium virginicum) of the eastern United States, having narrow leaves and a branched cluster of cream-colored or greenish flowers.
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MELANTHIACEAE (Bunchflower Family) Trillium recurvatum Beck--CW, SW; MWL; Abundant; C = 4; BSUH 19680, 19759.
Another loss is the Virginia bunchflower (Melanthium virginicum), a member of the lily family with striking stalks of white flowers.
Wood's Bunchflower. This species was observed by William Adams and collected by Thomas on two different Nature Conservancy Forest Bank easements in Harrison County.