Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Stinking Hellebore

Helleborus foetidus is called more commonly Stinking Hellebore, Dungwort and Bear’s Foot. It has black-green and fine-fingered leaves throughout the year and in winter grows bell shaped flowers that can have a number of shades of colour but are generally green. The flowers can smell sweet despite its common name of stinking hellebore. Stinking hellebore shouldn’t be consumed as it is a poisonous plant.

Stinking hellebore is a hardy plant that prefers clay soils that are fertile, moist and well-drained, growing in either full sun or partial shade. 

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