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Helleborus  purpurascens Waldst. & Kit.   
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FamilyRANUNCULACEAE
Genus species var.Helleborus  purpurascens Waldst. & Kit. 
SynonymsHelleborus baumgartenii (Sternh.) B.D.Jacks.
Territory Middle EuropeSoutheastern EuropeEastern EuropeWestern Asia
thickets and woods
Description basal leaves long petiolate, coriaceous, pedatisect, segments 6, lanceolate, adaxially smooth, lustrous, serrate, flowers 1-3, pendent, 3-5cm across, sepals rhombic-ovate
Size15-35cm
Colorpurplish violet
Bloomearly 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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