Helleborus viridis L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Helleborus viridis L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants 2–4 dm; basal lvs long-petioled, divided into 7–11 sharply toothed segments; cauline smaller, with shorter petiole and fewer segments; bracts divided and somewhat leaf-like; fls green, 4–6 cm wide, on peduncles 2–5 cm; follicles connate at the base; 2n=32. Native of Europe, ± established here and there in our range. Earliest spring.

  • Common Names

    green hellebore