Hues of Green
Mt Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
Veratrum viride, commonly known as American white hellebore or Indian poke, is a species of perennial herb that belongs to the lily family. It is native to North America, particularly in the western regions of the United States and Canada. The plant is known for its large, glossy leaves and spikes of greenish-white flowers that bloom in the summer. The plant is poisonous and has been used for medicinal purposes, but it should be used with caution as it can cause serious side effects if taken in large doses. It is traditionally used for treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure, but it's not recommended to use it without consulting a healthcare professional . Fine art limited edition of 50. Photo © copyright by Ajay Thomas.