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Green Hellebore

Helleborus viridis

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Saucer-shaped. 4 to 5 cm across, similar in colour to its leaves. 5 large, pointed, green sepals.
Fruit:
Fruit capsules.
Leaves:
Mid-green, palmate or undivided. All leaves are basal leaves.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
All parts of Green Hellebore are toxic. Side effects include vomiting.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bastard Hellebore, Bear's Foot, Boar's Foot.
Habitats:
Gardens, scrub, woodland.