Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3997

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it to be cultivated in gardens, seeding down and spreading locally near plantings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Palmately compound: 7-11 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Pale green often edged with maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 petaloid sepals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helleborus foetidus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Stinking Hellebore