California Corn Lily

Veratrum californicum var: californicum

Corn Lily
Photo by Allen Keeney, NHA
Family:
Lily (Liliaceae)
Habitat:
wet areas, particularly along creek to RV
Characteristics:
Broad, light green leaves with parallel veins. The lily resembles a corn plant with a stalk growing from the center. The flowers grow along a divided stem at the top of the plant.
Blooms:
July, August (killed by first frost); along creek to RV, TV
Comments:
This plant is often confused with skunk cabbage. However, there isn’t any skunk cabbage growing in the park. The plants in Skunk Cabbage Meadow are really corn lily.