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Helleborus viridis
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Helleborus viridis

Synonyms -

Popular names - elleboro profumato, green hellebore.

Distribution and Habitat - a native of Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland; grows on calcareous soils from 0 to 1700 m altitude, to the edges of deciduous forests, beech forests and mixed forests, grows in association with Arum dioscoridis, Crocus sp., Cyclamen coum , Fritillaria sp. Hyacinthus orientalis.

Description - Perennial species, rhizome. Stems erect, pubescent. Leaves radicals are formed after flowering, petiolate, palmately lobed, elliptic leaflets 5-11, the side's 2-4 may be subdivided into small segments, margins toothed, pubescent. Inflorescence of 2-3 flowers, with leaves divided into 3 segments bracteiforme, central sgementul trifurcate; flower 5-7 cm diameter stalk, fragrant, 5 tepale green-yellow, oval or subrotunde, 10 cones nectar. Blooms in Februaryrie-April. Fruit follicles.

Tolerances - tolerate semi-shade.

Requirements - humus-rich soil, sunny exhibitions.

Curiosity - all parts of the plant contain toxic substances.

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