Hellebore

hellebore in garden

Common name: Hellebore, winter rose

Scientific name: Helleborus spp. 

Hazard associated: All parts of the plant are poisonous.

Notes: Helleborus_odorus

  • These plants are commonly used in gardens for their unusual flowers.
  • The name Hellebore covers about 22 species, and many varieties exist through horticultural intervention. Flower colours include whites, greens and pinks and many are spotted.
  • Probably grazing species are most likely to ingest this plant.
  • Hellebore has been used in folk medicine formulations .

 Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellebore

Image credits:

“Lenteroos rood plant”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lenteroos_rood_plant.jpg#/media/File:Lenteroos_rood_plant.jpg
“Helleborus odorus” by Claire H. from New York City, USA – HelleboreUploaded by Rsocol. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Helleborus_odorus.jpg#/media/File:Helleborus_odorus.jpg