hellebore


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hel·le·bore

(hel'ĕ-bōr),
A plant of the genus Helleborus (family Ranunculaceae), especially H. niger (black hellebore).
See also: Veratrum album, Veratrum viride.
[G. helleboros]

hellebore

(hĕl′ə-bôr′)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Helleborus of the buttercup family, native to Eurasia, most species of which are poisonous.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Veratrum, especially V. viride of North America, having large leaves and greenish flowers and yielding toxic alkaloids used medicinally. Also called false hellebore, veratrum.

hellebore

helleborus spp., veratrumcalifornicum, V. album, V. viride.
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Hellebores love a bit of shade and humus–rich soil that doesn't dry out – the same sort of conditions enjoyed by so many other woodlanders.
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Hellebores range from 1 to 3 feet tall and wide, and they thrive in nearly all but the coldest mountain regions and the hottest, driest parts of the West.
BY far the showiest plants in my garden at this time of year are the hybrid hellebores, the so-called Lenten Roses.
Hellebores are among the most undemanding, yet the most beautiful of winter stars, making an effect from January through February into March and beyond.
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