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.