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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Helleborus viridis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Helleborus viridis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Helleborus viridis

 

COMMON NAME:
Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose


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image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hevi_001_lvd

        

image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

JK Marlow    jkm160311_197

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

JK Marlow    jkm160311_198

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

Primary leaves of mature (fertile) plants basal...

image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

JK Marlow    jkm160311_198b

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

...(the stem with reduced, bracteal leaves subtending the inflorescence), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

JK Marlow    jkm160311_198c

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

Sepals greenish, and sometimes variously pink- or white-tinted, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

JK Marlow    jkm160311_201

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

All species of Helleborus have the potential to naturalize, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

JK Marlow    jkm160311_202b

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

Bracts subtending the inflorescence divided, serrate, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Helleborus viridis, Lenten-rose, Green Hellebore, Christmas-rose

JK Marlow    jkm160311_204

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Helleborus viridis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Helleborus viridis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Helleborus viridis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3996

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Cultivated in gardens, seeding down, escaped, persistent, and sometimes spreading aggressively near plantings, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Europe

Rare

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Palmately compound: 7-11 leaflets
Basal
Margins sharply serrate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Sepals greenish, and sometimes variously pink- or white-tinted
Radially symmetrical
5 petaloid sepals
30-60 stamens
Superior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:

 

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