The California corn lily (Veratrum californicum) belongs to Liliaceae (the Lily family). It is a perennial herb that is native to southwestern North America, the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains, and as far north as Washington State. This herb grows in mountain moist meadows at 1,000-3,300 m elevation, and it can reach 1-2 m in height. The leaves are bright green, heavily veined, and tightly packed cluster. The 90-180 cm long flowring stalks are borne and bloom many white and green flowers in summer. The corolla has 6 white tepals, a green center, 6 stamens, and a 3-branched pistil. This herb is a poisonous plant. It spreads from underground roots; it is not dependent on seeds for reproduction.