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Helleborus  orientalis Lam.   
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FamilyRANUNCULACEAE
Genus species var.Helleborus  orientalis Lam. 
SynonymsHelleborus antiquorum A.Braun
 Helleborus olympicus Lindl.
Territory Southeastern EuropeCaucasusWestern Asia
grassland and thickets
Description evergreen, leaves 30cm wide, palmatipinnate, with 5-11 broadly lanceolate, coarsely dentate segments, flowers 6-8cm across, crateriform, more or less erect
Size40-60cm
Colorbrownish yellow, greenish
Bloomwinter, spring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-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)
Med-Checklist ww2.bgbm.org/mcl
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