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''Veratrum nigrum'' is a widespread Eurasian species of perennial flower of the family Melanthiaceae. Despite its common name, ''V. nigrum'' is not closely related to the true hellebores, nor does it resemble them.

The plant was widely known even in ancient times. For example, Lucretius and Pliny the Elder both knew of its medicinal emetic as well as deadly toxic properties.

Similar species: Liliales
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jul 26, 2020. Captured Jul 19, 2020 10:12 in 1444 Bistritsa, Bulgaria.
  • E-M1MarkIII
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO1250
  • 60mm