This name is a synonym of Melanthium virginicum L..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym and as an illegitimate name (record 281784) with original publication details: Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 241 1813.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:538210-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-281784, and has not been changed.