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Fragrant hellebore (Helleborus odorus) This is one of the first flowers to emerge in early spring. Bulgaria,Geotagged,Helleborus cyclophyllus,Helleborus odorus,Vitosha Mountain Nature Park Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Fragrant hellebore (Helleborus odorus)

This is one of the first flowers to emerge in early spring.

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  1. The two species are very similar.
    A herbaceous perennial flowering plant. It is acaulescent, meaning it lacks a stem with leaves, instead sending up a flower stalk. The green leaves are palmate and basal, spreading at the ground.
    The flowers are green to yellow-green, 4 to 7 cm in diameter. They are borne in loose clusters of 2 to 4 on leafy stems about 40 cm tall. The flowers consist of five petal-like sepals. They emerge in late winter or early spring, fading to pale green and lasting until seeds are ripe.
    All parts of the plant are poisonous.

    http://grahamrice.com/hellebore/species/odorus/index.html
    Posted 7 years ago

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Helleborus cyclophyllus is a flowering perennial native to Albania, Greece, and Bulgaria, and environs. It is similar in appearance to other hellebores found in the Balkan region. It is acaulescent, meaning it lacks a stem with leaves, instead sending up a leafless flower stalk. The green leaves are palmate and basal, spreading at the ground. The flowers are green to yellow-green and 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

Similar species: Ranunculales
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Uploaded Nov 18, 2012. Captured Mar 23, 2010 12:17 in ulitsa Boyanski manastir, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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  • 17.1mm