Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Christmas-rose, Black Hellebore
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Habitat: Cultivated, rarely escaped or persistent, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: northern Italy & adjacent areas
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Palmately compound: 7-9 leaflets
White often aging to pink
5 petaloid sepals
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