Connecticut Plants
Hybrid Bunchflower (Broadleaf Bunchflower)
Veratrum latifolium (Desr.) W.B. Zomlefer

Hybrid bunchflower is an impressive plant. It has a branched flowering stalk up to 5 feet tall, with dozens of flowers. This plant is believed to no longer grow in Connecticut. The plants shown were photographed in eastern West Virginia.

  • Synonyms: Melanthium hybridum, Melanthium latifolium
  • Family: bunchflower (Melanthiaceae)
  • Habitat: open woods
  • Height: 2-5 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: greenish-white
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Origin: native
Veratrum latifolium (Desr.) Zomlefer
Veratrum latifolium (Desr.) Zomlefer