A European hellebore with greenish purple-tipped flowers.
- Helleborus foetidus, family Ranunculaceae.
- Known as the stinking hellebore, although I've never noticed an off odor about them, H. foetidus is a lovely, although relatively short-lived plant for shady gardens.
- Also known as bearsfoot hellebore, stinking hellebore is hardy in zones three through nine.
- Occasionally you can find the Helleborus foetidus, or stinking hellebore, but all are worthwhile in the garden.
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