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Helleborus  foetidus L.   
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FamilyRANUNCULACEAE
Genus species var.Helleborus  foetidus L. 
Territory
thickets and woods
Altitude200-1800m
Description unpleasantly smelling, leaves petiolate, palmatipinnate, with 7-11 narrowly lanceolate, dentate segments, uppermost leaves entire, flowers campanulate, 1-3cm across, in raceme
Size30-50cm
Colorpale green
Bloomwinter, spring
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationcold, shady site with a humous, moist soil
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shade
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 3-12 months, 16-18°C
division after flowering and in fall
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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