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Green Hellebore
Scientific Name: Helleborus viridis L.
Family: Ranunculaceae
Green Hellebore (Helleborus  viridis)
Helleborus viridis, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 87.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-9,14-24
USDA: 6-9

Sun Exposure: Part shade

Origin: Western and central Europe

Growth Habits: Perennial, 8 to 16 inches tall and wide (20-40 cm), rhizome; stiff basal leaves, dark bluish green, palmate, divided in 7 to 11 toothed segments, 3 to 4 inches long (7.5-10 cm)

Watering Needs: Well drained moist soil, prefers some lime in the soil, not drought resistant

Propagation: Seeds, division in the fall, the plants resent being disturbed

This plant is poisonous but has medicinal properties.
The epithet 'viridis' comes from the Latin for 'green'.

Blooming Habits:
Hanging racemes of 2 to 4, goblet-shaped, large pale yellowish green flowers, in late winter and early spring (February to April). The seeds ripen in late spring (May-June).

Fruiting Habits:

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