Monographs Details: Veratrum woodii Alph.Wood
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Species Description - Stem 7–15 dm; lower lvs narrowly elliptic to broadly oblanceolate; upper lvs nearly linear, the uppermost much reduced or bract-like; panicle 3–6 dm, slender, the short lower branches bearing mostly staminate fls, the elongate end of the central axis chiefly pistillate; pedicels 3–6 mm; tep dark maroon, 6–9 mm, glabrous, oblanceolate, narrowed to the base, obtuse or subacute; filaments erect, about equaling the perianth and adnate to it for 0.5 mm at base; fr as in no. 1 [Veratrum viride Aiton.]. Rich woods; O. to Mo. and Okla. July, Aug. (Melanthium w.)