Mar, Apr, May, Dec
Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, Poisonous
Many flowers, 5-parted, drooping, green flushed with purple at apex. A stalked cyme or panicle, terminal, bracteated, often nodding; bracts gigantic, leaf-like, dark green, entire to sparsely toothed, +/- lobed. 1-many, usually greenish, tinted gold or brown, pink or purple, cup or bowl-shaped, nodding, 3-4" dia; sepals 5, showy, pigmented, broadly ovate-elliptic; inner petal segments numerous, consisting of tubular nectaries, green to greenish-yellow, ephemeral; stamens numerous, anther yellow. Blooms from February to April.
Clustered, green, fleshy capsules, long-beaked, surrounded by persistent sepals.
Helleborus - Hellebores