OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helleborus viridis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3996

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

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

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

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Green or greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 petaloid sepals
30-60 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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