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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Liliaceae
Family Common Name: Lily family
Scientific Name: Veratrum californicum Durand
Common Name: California false hellobore
Species Code: VERCAL
General Distribution: V. californicum is found from western Washington to southern California and east to Idaho and Montana south through the Rocky mountains to Mexico.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit morpho-physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification for 91 days. Germination occurs at 1C.
References: Williams, M. C. and Cronin, E. H. (1968). Dormancy, longevity, and germination of seed of three larkspurs and western false hellebore. Weeds 16, 381-384.
Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Veratrum californicum Durand plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 29 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.