Veratrum viride, Indian Poke, Indian Hellebore, False Hellebore
A perennial herb grows very tall on a solid green stem. Leaves are arranged in a spiral, elliptical, broad and hairy on the underside. Flowers are green / yellow petals.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
All parts of the plant are toxic, highest concentration in the roots.
Gastrointestinal upset, excess drooling, heavy breathing, muscle spasms, irregular heart beat, difficulty breathing, paralysis, death.
Contains steroidal alkaloids which can be fatal.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.