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white false hellebore

[ hwahyt-fawls hel-uh-bawr, wahyt ]
/ ˈʰwaɪt ˌfɔls ˈhɛl əˌbɔr, ˈwaɪt /
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noun
a false hellebore, Veratrum californicum, with clusters of white flowers, native to western North America: its teratogenic leaves, stems, and roots present the risk of severe fetal deformities for livestock and other mammals that graze upon them.
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Also called Cal·i·for·nia corn lil·y, Cal·i·for·nia false hel·le·bore.
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