False Hellebore

False Hellebore Photo
Outdoor Plants
Health Rating
Latin Name
Veratrum viride


This plant is a herbaceous perennial plant that can get up to 6 1/2 feet, with heavily ribbed pointed leaves with small hairs underneath and numerous green or white flowers that grow above the leaves.

For Your Pet

False Hellebore and Veratrum species contain highly toxic chemical including steroidal alkaloids that cause cardiac arrest and respiratory failure if ingested in small animals, cattle, and humans. All parts of the plants are extremely poisonous.


Do not feed your pet False Hellebore as it can cause serious illness and probable death.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.