Contractions. - Verat. Ver.
Veratrum Album. Nat. ord., Melanthaceae.
Synonyms. - Helleborus albus, H. praecox.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 65.
White Hellebore. For. names: German, Weisse Niess-wurzel; French, Hellebore blanc; Italian, Elleboro bianco; Spanish, Verdegambra bianco.
Habitat. - Pasture-lands in Alpine, Pyrenean, and other mountainous localities in Europe.
Flowering time. - From June to August.
Part employed. - The root.
Characters. - Root-stock fusiform, fleshy, greyish-brown externally, pale yellowish-grey within, beset with long cylindrical fibres of a greyish colour, as well as some soft, fine, hair-like fibres.
Time for collecting. - Early in June, before flowering.
Preparation. - Tincture, using proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.