Around A Winter Garden

Helleborus In Winter

I always look forward to the blooms of Helleborus in the Winter Garden each year. Just when it appears that all color is lost until Spring, these little flowers decide to show off their colors and subtle beauty.
This photo was taken by me on January 16th, 2016 and it is still blooming at time of post while snow rest on its leaves.

I wanted to give you more info. on this flowering shrub so here is an except below from Wikipedia:

Commonly known as hellebores, the Eurasian genus Helleborus comprises approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. The scientific name Helleborus derives from the Greek name for H. orientalis, hell├ęboros, from elein “to injure” and “food”. Many species are poisonous. Despite names such as “winter rose”, “Christmas rose” and “Lenten rose”, hellebores are not closely related to the rose family at all.

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