Corsican Hellebore - Helleborus argutifolius
Helleborus argutifolius grows to 1 metre, with stout stems bearing leaves composed of three leathery, spiny-toothed dark green leaflets. Bowl-shaped, nodding, pale green flowers 4 to 5 cm in diameter are borne in large open clusters.
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Usually found as an escape from cultivation, and often close to habitation.
Flowering January to March.
Well recorded in some areas north of London to Oxford, a few more scattered records from elsewhere in Britain.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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